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Indecent ; A Conversation with Barbara Wallace Grossman

5/11/2019 Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre
2pm

After the 2pm performance of Indecent on Saturday, May 11, stay for a post-show conversation with Barbara Wallace Grossman.

Professor of Theatre Barbara Wallace Grossman is a member of the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at Tufts University. She teaches a variety of courses, ranging from “The American Musical” to “Imagining the Holocaust on Stage and Screen.” Dr. Grossman is also a theatre historian, director, voice specialist, and author. Published works include Funny Woman: The Life and Times of Fanny Brice (Indiana University Press) and A Spectacle of Suffering: Clara Morris on the American Stage (Southern Illinois University Press). A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts (1994-1999) and the United States Holocaust Memorial Council (2000-2005), she served as vice chair of the Massachusetts Cultural Council for twelve years (2007-2019). Currently, Dr. Grossman is a member of the Anti-Defamation League’s New England Regional Board, American Repertory Theater’s Board of Advisors, and Jewish Arts Collaborative’s TheaterWorks. She graduated with honors from Smith College and earned an MA in english literature (Brandeis University), an MFA in directing (Boston University), a PhD in theatre and performance studies (Tufts University), and received a certificate in voice and speech from the American Repertory Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training.

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About Indecent

Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel’s captivating new play with music took Broadway by storm and now Rebecca Taichman recreates her Tony Award-winning production for Boston audiences. Inspired by the true story of Sholem Asch’s controversial Broadway debut God of Vengeance — a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture and by others as an act of traitorous libel — and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it. Indecent is a riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama, a fierce indictment of censorship, and a celebration of art and love.

Approximate run time: Indecent plays in approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission. Please note: This production includes theatrical haze and the smoking of cocoa shell cigarettes (100% nicotine free).



Paula Vogel“What an honor to be in this lineup! I am always thrilled to be produced in a town where family and friends live, and always excited to be under Peter DuBois’ roof at the Huntington.” — Paula Vogel

 

 

Peter DuBois“Having Paula Vogel’s masterwork on our stage – in the hands of her Broadway collaborator, the brilliant Rebecca Taichman – is a remarkable moment for our theatre. What Paula has captured in the story moves the heart and sears the soul. She’s telling the story of a forgotten play – but she’s also telling the astonishing story of a people and of a complex time in our country. I’m proud that, with our colleagues at Center Theatre Group, we have recreated the acclaimed Broadway production of this piece and that Boston audiences will be among the lucky who get to see Paula’s remarkable play in its definitive staging.” — Peter DuBois

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