Thu, Mar 28|
Baltimore Center Stage
INDECENT, a Play about a Play
Join us for the true story of a play, a playwright, and a "plucky troupe of Yiddish theater artists from 1906 Warsaw to 1923 Broadway, from risky experiment to global sensation—and ultimately shattering scandal."
Time & Location
Mar 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
About The Event
Join us for the true story of a play, a playwright, and a "plucky troupe of Yiddish theater artists from 1906 Warsaw to 1923 Broadway, from risky experiment to global sensation—and ultimately shattering scandal" according to Baltimore Center Stage. Join other solo theater enthusiasts for a shared treat. You can sit with us.
The latest hit from the playwright of A Civil War Christmas, The Baltimore Waltz, and How I Learned to Drive, the highly acclaimed and Obie, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Tony Award winning INDECENT pays homage to artists ahead of their time and doomed to pay the price.
In the play INDECENT Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Paula Vogel recounts the controversy surrounding the play GOD OF VENGEANCE by Sholem Asch produced on Broadway in 1923. Asch's original production of his play, premiering in 1906 to a more receptive European audience, tells the story of the love between a prostitute (Manke) and the daughter of the brothel's owner (Rifkelef). When play was translated from Yiddish to English for its Broadway run, the love story was obscured with a predatory theme of Manke seducing Rikelef. When it premiered, the entire cast of the original Broadway production was arrested on the grounds of obscenity.
On the Broadway production of INDECENT, Newsday's Linda Winer asked. "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?"
We're excited about this year's culturally dynamic lineup at Baltimore Center Stage for the 2018/19 season. Exposure to diverse artistic expression allows us to connect on our humanity first providing a deeper understanding and sense of empathy, not necessarily "acceptance" or adoption of another's beliefs or orientation.
ABOUT OUR VENUE
Maryland's "official state theater," is situated in Baltimore's historic Mount Vernon district. Founded in 1963, Baltimore Center Stage is recognized as a pioneer in the regional theater movement in the 20th century. In 2017, the theater completed an award-winning $28 million building renovation of the historic complex that created more opportunities for art-making and community building, with new public spaces to gather before and after shows and state-of-the-art performance spaces with the best in theater design and technology.
WHERE TO FIND MIXOLO:
We'll gather on the 2nd floor at Sascha's and The Elephant Cafe 7:00PM for a meet and greet before we head to the Pearlstone Theater on the main floor where the performance will take place.
Your ticket includes admission to the 7:30PM performance. You will be seated with your fellow theater enthusiasts coming out on their own as well.
On the 2nd floor, you may enjoy self-pay snacks and small plates at Sascha's. Baltimore Center Stage partners with the notable Atwater's restaurant and caterer to provide high quality pre-performance boxed light meals. Beverages are also self-pay.
On-street parking is available. The Baltimore Sun Parking Garage, located at 601 N. Calvert Street, is diagonally across from the theater at Monument and Calvert Streets.
If you are parking in the Baltimore Sun Garage, you can pay via credit card at the pay station in the garage lobby or at the in-lane pay station as you exit. Baltimore Center Stage is unable to validate parking tickets.
Full parking details and transportation options are available at Baltimore Center Stage.
Mixolo will be required to make advance payments for this type of event. The tickets are non-refundable. Cancellations by Mixolo will be fully refunded. Cancellations by Center Stage will not be refunded, however we will accommodate a purchase credit transfer for a future performance.
No formal dress code, however, we ask that you consider business casual for this event.
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ABOUT THE MIXOLO APP:
Our events are now offered in the Mixolo mobile app available on Google Play or Apple iTunes for download.
The use of MIXCHAT, our messaging platform for connecting with members after you meet at an event is currently available only with purchases that originate in the app.
Mixolo Admission INDECENT