‘It will be like a lot of plays you have seen – and unlike anything you have seen.’
In the video above, hear from cast and creatives behind the making of the DCPA Theatre Company’s 41st season-opener. Indecent, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, is the true story of a play that defied the odds and defined a community. Vogel tells the emotional true story of Sholem Asch’s groundbreaking play The God of Vengeance and the passionate artists who risked everything to share it. Many European productions of the provocative Yiddish story were highly successful in the early 1900s – even with a same-sex romance at its center. But when its Broadway debut was deemed “indecent,” it begged the question of who gets to decide what is considered art and what deserves to be censored.
Interviewed in video above are director Nancy Keystone, actor John Plumpis and choreographer Dominique Kelley. “It will be like a lot of plays you have seen – and unlike anything you have seen,” said Plumpis. Indecent plays through October 6 in the Space Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
Video by David Lenk and John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.
Photo gallery: Indecent production photos
All photos by Adams VisCom. Click on any photo to see a larger version.
Indecent: Ticket information
- When: August 30-October 6 (Opens September 5)
- Where: Space Theatre
- Genre: Drama, history play with music
- Advisory: Contains adult themes, language and sexual content
- Tickets: Start at $30 and can be purchased at 303-893-4100 or in person in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex at 14th and Curtis streets or online by clicking here:
Photo gallery: The making of Indecent in Denver
All photos by John Moore. Click on any photo to see a larger version.