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William DeMerrit (left) and Shayna Blass co-star in “Indecent,” the ethnically diverse exploration of Jewish identity which utilizes a touchstone of Yiddish theater, the 1906 play “The God of Vengeance,” as the vehicle to explore a vibrant lost history of a piece written ahead of its time.

William DeMerrit (left) and Shayna Blass co-star in “Indecent,” the ethnically diverse exploration of Jewish identity which utilizes a touchstone of Yiddish theater, the 1906 play “The God of Vengeance,” as the vehicle to explore a vibrant lost history of a piece written ahead of its time.

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Diverse Play Explores Jewish Identity

In an age when synagogues face a resurgence of deadly violence, Paula Vogel’s beautiful play about Jewish identity, “Indecent,” grapples with themes of outsiders facing threats to their freedoms and basic human rights.