19/20 Season



By Paula Vogel
Directed by Joel Greenberg

Presented by David Mirvish

May 5 – May 24, 2020
CAA Theatre
651 Yonge Street, Toronto


In 1923, after celebrated European productions, the Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s drama God of Vengeance set the stage for an explosive moment in theatrical history. The evocative work of Jewish culture was praised and criticized for taboo themes of censorship, immigration, and anti-Semitism. Inspired by these true events and the controversy, Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel tells the behind-the-scenes story of the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform a work deemed “indecent.”

A play filled with music and dance, Indecent combines the high entertainment of theatre with the heartbreak of the loss of art and culture for an entire people. An ensemble of actors and musicians portray more than 40 roles in this riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama. “Brimming with good faith” (The New York Times), this enchanting Tony Award-winning play is a testament to the transformative power of theatre that is timelier than ever before.

“Gravely beautiful, quietly moving, altogether exquisite.” – THE BOSTON GLOBE



May 5–May 24, 2020
Previews: May 5-9

Tuesday 8:00 pm
Wednesday 1:30 & 8:00 pm*
Thursday 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 & 8:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 p.m.

*No performance Wednesday, May 6, 1:30 p.m.

Running Time

Approx. 100 minutes, no intermission.

Ticket Prices

Regular tickets are $50-99 and individual student tickets are $25 (use discount code STUDENT).

Prices do not include HST or service charges.

Tickets can be purchased through Mirvish Productions either over the phone at (416) 872-1212 or online.

Tickets  to this Toronto Premiere on sale soon!


The CAA Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Please make sure you inform the box office when purchasing your tickets so the necessary arrangements and seating location can be arranged. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact info@studio180theatre.com.

Cast & Creative Team

Check back in September for the announcement of our exciting cast and creative team!


By Paula Vogel

May 5—May 24, 2020

Wednesday matinées: May 13 & 20 at 1:30 p.m.

CAA Theatre
651 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9


Student group rate: $20 (student groups of 10+, 1 complimentary teacher ticket per 20 students)
Recommended for: Grades 9-12
Perfect for: Drama, Music, English, Writer’s Craft, History, Politics, World Religions, LGBTQ2S+ and Genocide Studies
Content Warning: Includes some strong language, violence and sexual content. Please contact us to request a reading copy of the script.
Running Time: Approximately 100 minutes, no intermission.

Study Guide Coming Soon!


In 1923, Sholem Asch’s celebrated drama God of Vengeance completed its journey from Eastern Europe and New York’s Lower East Side when it premiered on Broadway, inciting controversy amongst Jews and non-Jews alike. The evocative work was both praised and criticized for taboo themes, and the company arrested and imprisoned. Inspired by true events, Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel tells the behind-the-scenes story of the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform a work deemed indecent.

Complex themes of censorship, homophobia, anti-Semitism and genocide are illuminated in this acclaimed play brimming with music and theatricality as a stellar cast of seven actors portray multiple characters across four decades. The result is a poignant drama that delves into history while illuminating contemporary questions about immigration, freedom, language, culture and the importance of telling our stories.

“Gravely beautiful, quietly moving, altogether exquisite.”


Your experience at the theatre includes…

    • A comprehensive study guide complete with background information and pre- and post-show discussion questions and activities
    • A talkback with cast members
    • Complimentary teacher tickets

Enhance your experience with a Studio 180 IN CLASS workshop.
Cost not included in ticket price. Subsidies available. Apply today.

 To make a booking or inquire further, please contact Jessica Greenberg at jessica@studio180theatre.com.