GOD OF VENGEANCE

Directed by Kern McFadden

About The Play

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies has transported Sholom Asch's 1906 Yiddish melodrama from Asch's native Poland to the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1923 and in the process has transformed a classic morality tale into a drama of spellbinding power and sweep. Jack Chapman lives on the second floor of his tenement with his ex-prostitute wife, Sara, and seventeen-year-old daughter, Rivkele, and runs a brothel downstairs. The brothel has made Jack prosperous, but he aspires to something more—respectability, and towards that end, he hopes to marry his precious daughter to a Talmudic scholar. But the sheltered Rivkele has struck up a friendship with Manke, Jack's most-desired prostitute, and the gentle and genuine love affair that develops between the two young women threatens to destroy Jack's dreams for the future.

Calendar

This show was performed during May and June of 2017.

Adaptation BY david marguLies/ DRAMA

Irina Bravo as Rivkele in "God of Vengeance" directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio Of Acting

Other Information

Asch’s 1907 play, esteemed and widely produced in Europe, caused a scandal when it was staged in New York, ultimately opening on Broadway in 1923 and creating such a ruckus that the entire company was hauled into court on charges of indecency. The timeliness of this production — performed in Yiddish with English supertitles — has everything to do with the arrival on Broadway this spring of Paula Vogel’s “Indecent,” a powerful drama depicting the tumultuous history of the play and including some passages from it.

Production Stills

Fleur Voorn as Manke
Fleur Voorn as Manke

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Mack Velle
Mack Velle

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Irina Bravo and Noy Marom
Irina Bravo and Noy Marom

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Thomas and Noy Marom
Thomas and Noy Marom

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

"God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

"God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

"God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Yessi Hernandez and Campbell Briggs
Yessi Hernandez and Campbell Briggs

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Noy Marom, Irina Bravo and Thomas
Noy Marom, Irina Bravo and Thomas

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Irina Bravo
Irina Bravo

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Stephen McCann
Stephen McCann

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Amanda Erixon
Amanda Erixon

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Alberto Contreras & Campbell Briggs
Alberto Contreras & Campbell Briggs

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Campbell Briggs and Irina Bravo
Campbell Briggs and Irina Bravo

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Fleur Voorn as Manke
Fleur Voorn as Manke

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Irina Bravo as Rivkele
Irina Bravo as Rivkele

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Irina Bravo and Fleur Voorn
Irina Bravo and Fleur Voorn

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Noy Marom
Noy Marom

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Yessi Hernandez
Yessi Hernandez

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Yessi Hernandez and Jenna Kemer
Yessi Hernandez and Jenna Kemer

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Irina Bravo and Fleur Voorn
Irina Bravo and Fleur Voorn

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Irina Bravo and Fleur Voorn
Irina Bravo and Fleur Voorn

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

"God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Fleur Voorn and Irina Bravo
Fleur Voorn and Irina Bravo

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

"God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Thomas Hutchinson
Thomas Hutchinson

"God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

"God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

oy Marom, Stephen McCann, Amanda
oy Marom, Stephen McCann, Amanda

"God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Irina Bravo
Irina Bravo

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Irina Brao
Irina Brao

in "God Of Vengeance", directed by Kern McFadden at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.