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Christina Uyeno and Annie Lokomaikaʻi Lipscomb as the lovers Rifkele and Manke. Photo: Brad Goda

Christina Uyeno and Annie Lokomaikaʻi Lipscomb as the lovers Rifkele and Manke. Photo: Brad Goda


By Paula Vogel

Directed by Lurana Donnels O’Malley

Musical Director Sean T.C. O’Malley

Choreographer Harmony Tesoro

A play with music about love, tolerance, and the power of art

June 21-30, 2019

Co-Presented by The ARTS and OHPN (Open Home Performance Network)

Tickets are now on sale via Eventbrite

Use code EARLYBIRD for a $5 discount on first weekend performances only; must purchase before June 20.

All seats are general admission. Some mature themes.
For more information on the play and production, go to

“so much rich emotion about history and the theatre, anti-Semitism, homophobia, censorship, world wars, red-baiting and, oh, yes, joyful human passion” --Newsweek

Vogel’s play with music, which was nominated for the 2017 Tony award for Best Play, tells a story of the 1923 obscenity arrests of the Broadway company of Sholem Asch’s Yiddish play God of Vengeance; the play featured the first same-sex kiss on a U.S. stage. Indecent starts in Poland in 1906 and ends in the Warsaw Ghetto. The production features a cast of 7 in multiple roles, and a two onstage musicians.  

PBS: “Indecent’s heart-wrenching and emotional themes remain relevant today. The deeply thought-provoking play, dramatizing how freedoms and ideas were persecuted in the 1920s, conveys the message of love and tolerance that needs to be preserved and shared with audiences worldwide.”

Vogel’s Indecent is a testament to the power of art to transform lives. The production at The ARTS will be the Hawaiʻi State premiere of this magnificent work of theatrical art.

Arts audiences are great supporters of local business; contact if you are interested in purchasing an ad in the Indecent program or would like to bring a group to the theatre.

Performance Dates:
Fri June 21, 7:30pm
Sat June 22, 7:30pm
Sun June 23, 2:00pm
Thurs June 27, 7:30pm
Fri June 28, 7:30pm
Sat June 29, 7:30pm
Sun June 30, 2:00pm

Earlier Event: June 18
The Acting Studio