From Ashes They Rise: INDECENT to ASHER LEV

When students from Douglas Anderson High School in Jacksonville, Florida went into the first rehearsal for their production of Paula Vogel’s Indecent last month, they had no idea that the school board had already squashed any hope of the play being performed. One of the students Madeline Scotti took to social media to express her disappointment in the school board’s decision, which rallied the Broadway cast of Indecent, Paula Vogel, and The Dramatist’s Guild to take action.

Indecent is a seminal play in the American Jewish theater canon, as is My Name is Asher Lev, which opened last week here in Raleigh. Both plays explore art and religion, and like good theater often does, both spark great conversation.

Hear what Scotti has to say about Indecent and what Aggregate Theatre Company’s owner Matthew Hager has to say about Asher Lev on this episode of the Beltline to Broadway podcast.

Listen to “From INDECENT to ASHER LEV” on Spreaker.


The Aggregate Theatre Company of My Name is Asher Lev runs through February 19th. For a complete listing of Triangle theater events, visit our event calendar page.

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