(Edmonton) – Temple Beth Ora’s special gala evening of theatre, live klezmer music and silent auction is around the corner! Join the community on December 2nd as TBO co-hosts with the UofA Drama department a celebration of theatre and music performance of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer award-winning play INDECENT, starring Edmonton’s own Dov Mickelson and Elena Porter.
Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the heart of Paula Vogel’s INDECENT, an award-winning theatrical tour de force presented by Studio Theatre. Against a canvas of historical upheaval, INDECENT unfurls the gripping narrative of Sholem Asch’s audacious work, GOD OF VENGEANCE, a groundbreaking Broadway sensation that sent shockwaves a century ago in 1923.
“INDECENT, Paula Vogel’s remarkable play about a seminal work of Yiddish theatre, is many things: a portrait of a lesser known artist; a love story; a timely look at homophobia, artistic freedom and censorship, including self-censorship; a tale of the Jewish diaspora and the Holocaust,” writes reviewer Glenn Sumi, in Toronto Now. “But at its aching, beautiful heart it’s a play about the transformative power of theatre itself.”
Asch’s play ignited a conflagration of passion among artists and audiences, shattering societal norms and artistic confines. With eloquence, Vogel’s script weaves a rich tapestry of history, embracing themes of love, tradition, censorship, religious hypocrisy, and the unwavering quest for truth. In this timeless odyssey, audiences witness the unwavering strength of the human spirit. INDECENT stands as an indispensable experience that promises to uplift, challenge, and deeply resonate. Don’t miss this profound exploration of art’s eternal resonance, a testament to its enduring ability to stir hearts and minds alike.
This special performance and gala event will be held on December 2 at the Timms Centre for the Arts at the University of Alberta. It includes a post-show celebration with live klezmer music, dessert, and a silent auction to benefit Temple Beth Ora.
Tickets are available now through this link. Use the code BETHORA to let them know you’re a part of the gala.