“Indecent” coming to the Ent Center for the Arts

This March, the UCCS Theatre Company is producing Paula Vogel’s play “Indecent,” directed by Max Shulman. Vogel’s play is inspired by the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s “God of Vengeance.”

Skipping from 1906 to 1950, “Indecent” follows the experiences of a group of Jewish performers as they immigrate to the U.S. and try to make a home for themselves. Full of music and dance, joy and sorrow, “Indecent” is a riveting look at an explosive moment in American theatre history that questions how we live up to the promise of our nation.

The play tells the true story of a group of Jewish actors at the turn of the 20th century that perform a play all around Europe before coming the America. The play makes it to Broadway, at which point the cast is arrested and charged with indecency.

“The play was the first kiss between two women to ever appear on Broadway and it follows the love of two women,” said Max Shulman, the play’s director. “So there are a number of intriguing aspects the story. It’s an immigrant story, a queer story, a story about America and what it means to deliver on the promises of our nation.”

This production, featuring UCCS student actors with a professional design team, will take place in the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theatre at the Ent Center for the Arts.

The production will run from March 16-18 and 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. and March 19 and 26 at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at https://entcenterforthearts.org/vapa/events/uccstc/indecent.

About UCCS Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts houses programs in Art History, Film Studies, Museum and Gallery Practice, Music, Theatre & Dance, and Visual Arts. These programs share a mission to explore interdisciplinarity and artistic innovation. Cultivating a thriving student experience is the reason we are here; Our classes remain small and individual mentorship is our mantra. Learn more at vapa.uccs.edu.

About the Ent Center for the Arts

This first-class arts facility, located on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus serves the community as a hub for the arts and an inspiration in academics. The vision for the facility was and is to foster a creative environment to house arts that will serve the Pikes Peak region, allowing artists to inspire and amplify one another rather than compete against one another. Art brings together diverse peoples and ideas in ways no other discipline can, and the Ent Center will be a pillar of the arts community within Colorado Springs. Learn more at entcenterforthearts.org.