Indecent  Humanities Forum & ArtWeek Event

5/5/2019 Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

On Sunday, May 5, join us for a special conversation following the 2pm matinee of Indecent. This Artweek conversation will feature violinist, singer, actor, and composer Lisa Gutkin, discussing her work composing for and performing in Indecent.

Participants will have a chance to ask Ms. Gutkin questions about her Grammy Award-winning work as well as the play. Use code ARTWEEK for $49 tickets to the Sunday, May 5 2pm performance.

Lisa Gutkin is the Grammy Award-winning violinist, singer, and songwriter of the renowned Klezmatics. Ms. Gutkin has an eclectic career history performing Klezmer, blues, traditional Irish, Appalachian music, and more. Co-songwriting credits include “Gonna Get Through This World” with Woody Guthrie and collaborations with Anne Sexton and Maggie Dubris. Ms. Gutkin has composed and appeared on “Sex and the City.” Theatre credits include Sting’s musical The Last Ship and Mabou Mines’ Song for New York. Her first film score for Pearl Gluck’s Summer premiered at Lincoln Center Theater in 2018. In 2016 she and Aaron Halva received a Connecticut Critic’s Circle special award for musical direction and creating Klezmer music for the world premiere of Indecent at Yale Repertory Theatre. Ms. Gutkin is a MacDowell Fellow.


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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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