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Staged Reading: God of Vengeance

The original cast of God of Vengeance at their trial.
The original cast of God of Vengeance at their trial. Image from The Forward.

Tickets: Pay what you wish, suggested donation $20

This staged reading of Sholem Asch’s 1906 milestone play God of Vengeance, will be directed by Barbara Grossman as a complement to Indecent, the Tony award-winning play being presented in Boston this Spring. Seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish theatre, and by others as an act of traitorous libel, God of Vengeance inspired Indecent. In Asch’s play, a Jewish brothel owner attempts to become respectable by commissioning a Torah scroll and marrying off his daughter to a yeshiva student.

Talk back with Asch’s great-grandson David Mazower, Yiddish Book Center Bibliographer and Editorial Director, to follow the reading.

Made possible with generous support from Barbara and Steven Grossman.

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April 8th
7:00 pm


Free – $20


Lyric Stage

140 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA United States