GOD OF VENGEANCE - A STAGED READING

BENEFITING SOJOURN, Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity

God of Vengeance, written in Yiddish by Sholem Asch in 1906, chronicles a Jewish brothel owner who attempts respectability by commissioning a Torah scroll and marrying his daughter to a yeshiva student. In 1923, God of Vengeance was translated into English and staged on Broadway at the Apollo Theatre, where its run was cut short after six weeks when the cast, producer, and one of the theater owners were indicted and convicted on obscenity charges. After a protracted battle, the conviction was successfully appealed. Indecent, a 2017 Tony-nominated play by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, tells of those events. In 1998, Jewish Theatre of the South and 7 Stages produced God of Vengeance here in Atlanta, under the direction of Joe Chaikin.

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director Mira Hirsch
Stage Manager Barbara Gannt O’Haley*

*Member of Actors’ Equity, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage managers in the United States

God-of-Vengeance

March 10, 2020

Written by
Sholem Asch

Translated by
Joachim Neugroschel

Directed by
Mira Hirsch

CAST MEMBERS

Pamela-Gold-Headshot

Pamela Gold Alexander

Stephanie-Friedman

Stephanie Friedman

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Maital Gottfried

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Peter Hardy

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Brian Kurlander*

Clayton-Landey

Clayton Landey

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Amy Levin

Christina-Leidel

Christina Liedel

Brandon-Michael-Mayes

Brandon Michael Mayes

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Eric Mendenhall

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Melanie Sheahan

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Zachary Stolz

RUNNING TIME

2 hours and 45 minutes
(including intermission)

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