Staged Reading: God of Vengeance
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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