If you’re in the US, you can now watch Paula Vogel’s Indecent on PBS for free

It’s the story of Sholem Asche’s play 1907 Yiddish play The God of Vengeance, which is itself about the love affair between a young Jewish woman and a prostitute. Vogel has crafted a beautiful mythology around the play, in which she effortlessly weaves her own gorgeous inventions with real events. One of her best inventions is the backstage established relationship between the two women playing the leads. 

Ultimately, it’s the story about how we use art to try to close the gap between the freedom we desire and know we deserve, and the limited freedom we have. It’s an astonishing piece of theater.

It streams for free on the PBS website until December 1st.