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Theater Review (NYC): Sholem Asch’s ‘God of Vengeance’ from New Yiddish Rep

Just around the corner from where it first played, Sholem Asch's 'God of Vengeance,' challenging and controversial in so many ways since its debut in 1907, has opened at La Mama in its original Yiddish (with English supertitles). Upon its Broadway run in English in 1923, the play's cast and producers were arrested on obscenity charges. With its frank depiction of lesbianism and prostitution, it's no wonder.

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Theater Review (Philadelphia): ‘An Iliad’ by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

The poet of Homer's 'Iliad' has become immortal, doomed forever to retell the story of the Trojan War, just as humanity is doomed to re-enact it. Telling a story set thousands of years ago, 'An Iliad' is a haunting play for the modern age about human nature, just like the epic it’s based on.

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