Indecent by Paula Vogel
Conceived by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman

Local St. Louis Reviews

By Mark Bretz – Ladue News, June 25, 2019
‘Indecent’ Is Beautifully Written Play Brilliantly Staged and Performed: Theater Review

By Andrea Braun – STL Limelight, June 22, 2019
Aschs to Ashes: Max and Louie’s Brilliant ‘Indecent’

By Judy Newmark – Judy Act 2, June 28, 2019
Max & Louis Debuts Paula Vogel’s Heart-Wrenching “Indecent”

By Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 24, 2019
Max & Louie’s powerful ‘Indecent’ is in tune with the times

By Richard T. Green – Talkin’ Broadway, June 22, 2019
There are a lot of wonderful moments in Paula Vogel’s Indecent

By Ann Lemons Pollack – St. Louis Eats and Drinks, June 24, 2019
Indecent is a beautiful, heavy-going drama

By Tanya Seale – Broadway World, June 24, 2019
Indecent Pays Gorgeous Homage to Love, Art

By Michelle Kenyon – Snoop’s Theatre Thoughts, June 26, 2019
A Lyrical, Boldly Theatrical “Indecent” from Max & Louie Productions

By Tina Farmer – KDHK, July 12 2019
‘Indecent’ is a story of censorship and love told with grace

Two On The Aisle

Print Interviews

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Interview With Paula Vogel
‘Indecent,’ a timely tale of long ago, strikes a chord with audiences

National Reviews

“Terrific! A powerful new play.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“…marvelous… the kind of insight and emotional depth that comes from theater at its most poetic.” – Roma Tore, NY1

“Has there ever been anything quite like “Indecent,” a play that touches — I mean deeply touches — so much rich emotion about history and the theater, anti-Semitism, homophobia, censorship, world wars, red-baiting and, oh, yes, joyful human passion?  It’s a gripping and entertaining show with laughter and tears and a real rainstorm in which two women re-enact what, in 1921, had been the first lesbian kiss on an American stage.” – Linda Winer, Newsday

Behind the Curtain: Indecent

Indecent on Broadway with Paula Vogel

Paula Vogel Rain Scene Interview Indecent

Indecent on Broadway highlights


Winner of numerous awards including an acclaimed Tony-winning run on Broadway, “Indecent” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, is the true story of a groundbreaking scandalous play and the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.

After a rapturous reception in Europe, Sholem Asch’s drama, “God of Vengeance” debuted on Broadway in 1923 at a time when waves of immigrants were changing the face of America. This revolutionary love story, that celebrated Yiddish language and unconventional passion, was forced from the stage by a fearful and reactionary public. Its fate, and that of the actors who cherished it even as they confronted the horrors of the Nazi onslaught, are the subject of “Indecent.”

Seven actors and three musicians play a myriad of roles across continents and decades. This collage of riveting theater, glorious music, exuberant dance and poetry is a heart-stirring affirmation of the transformative impact of love and art in an era of chaos that seems timelier than ever before.


Paul Cereghino – Actor
Zoe Farmingdale – Actor
John Flack* – Actor
Katie Karel* – Actor
TJ Lancaster* – Lemml, the Stage Manager
Judi Mann* – Actor
Tim Schall* – Actor


Alyssa Avery
Kris Pineda
Jack Thieling

Production Staff

Joanne Gordon – Director
Ron McGowan – Musical Director
Ellen Isom – Choreographer
Tony Anselmo – Master Electrician
J.M. Bock* – Stage Manager
Kevin Bowman – Production Manager
Rissa Crozier – Wardrobe Supervisor
Dunsi Dai – Scenic designer
Teresa Doggett – Costume Designer
Phillip Evans – Sound Designer
Molly Garrison – Assistant Stage Manager
Emma Hersom – Wardrobe Assistant
Patrick Huber – Lighting Designer
Joseph M. Novak – Technical Director
Manachem Szuz – Dialect Coach
Tinah Twardowski – Light Board Op
Noah Weisbrod – Projection Operator and First Electrician

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Play Times and Venue

Opening Day
June 20, 2019
Closing Day
June 30, 2019

The Grandel in Grand Center
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis,Missouri 63108

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