Things You Should Know About Sholem Asch's Play "God of Vengeance" (1907)
- •Written in Yiddish in 1907 by a 27-year-old, but first produced in German by one of the most prominent theaters in the world.
- •Within a year, it had been performed in Berlin, Moscow, New York, and Chicago.
- •The production in 1923 had the first lesbian kiss on Broadway. The entire cast was arrested.
- •It is the subject of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's new play, "Indecent." Which you should see.
- •Here's my review of "Indecent": http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/theater-and-dance/194290/broadways-first-lesbian-kiss