INDECENT by Paula Vogel is a near miss for me. It has a couple of grand theatrical moments that take your breath away and some marvelous acting, plus I always love hearing Yiddish incorporated into dialogue; it reminds me of my Grandma.

Unfortunately, the conceit of having an Acting Company perform the play and the Actors play multiple characters in the play, often misfires. The personalities are too subtly┬ádefined and┬ásince many Actors are playing multiple characters who are performing the same role in the play-within-the-play, it causes everything to take on a dull drone. I’m not saying that I didn’t know who was talking or why, but that the characters were not precisely drawn enough for me to care. It’s a real shame, there is much of worth here, including a thrilling finale.

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