Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

January 29, 2023

Preview: Playhouse on Park, "Indecent"

Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT
January 23-February 26, 2023

Photo by Meredith Longo
"Indecent" by Paula Vogel will run at Playhouse on Park for one month this winter.

This production will be directed by Kelly O’Donnell, with music direction by Alexander Sovronsky and choreography by Katie Stevinson-Nollet. The theme of "Indecent" and the other plays featured in POP's 14th season is Perseverance. This season highlights stories of fighters and survivors, to coincide with the Playhouse’s journey of persevering through the pandemic. 

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel tells the explosive and deeply moving story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Jewish playwright Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance—a play about a forbidden lesbian romance that enchanted and outraged audiences. We follow the path of the artists who risked their careers in order to perform it. It actively pays tribute to the Yiddish, immigrant families, Jews, theater makers, and the women, specifically the queer women, who are erased from historical narratives. "Indecent" is a riveting backstage drama filled with music, movement, groundbreaking theater, and stage magic. 

Director Kelly O’Donnell is a theater and film director based in New York City who believes that theater can be a powerful tool for fostering peace. Kelly is returning to POP, after having directed last season. A co-founder of the critically acclaimed and nationally recognized Flux Theatre Ensemble, she has directed throughout New York City in numerous venues.

About Playhouse on Park: Managed under the direction of Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., Playhouse on Park is Greater Hartford’s award-winning destination for the performing arts. Playhouse on Park offers a wide range of thought-provoking, inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable professional theatre productions that leave audiences often smiling, sometimes crying, and always talking about what they have just experienced. 

There will be a talk back with the cast after each Sunday matinee. COVID-19 Policy: Vaccination card checks and masks are not required. However, masks are strongly recommended. 

The Presenting Sponsor of Playhouse on Park’s 2022-23 Season is The Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.