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Thursday, February 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT

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Yentl Interview

Malthouse Theatre presents the Kadimah Yiddish Theatre production of Yentl
Based on the original Yiddish short by Isaac Bashevis Singer

This new stage adaptation of Nobel Prize laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer’s iconic short story is the first since the 1975 Broadway play and Barbra Streisand’s iconic 1983 musical film.

Yentl is the journey of a young woman who defies the Jewish orthodox tradition that forbids females from studying religious scripture. When her father dies, Yentl emancipates herself by dressing in male guise, determined to live as a man to continue her studies. Religion, gender, sexual politics, and traditional Yiddish culture collide as Yentl finds her truth through faith and love.

Directed by Gary Abrahams and co-written by Gary Abrahams, Elise Esther Hearst, and Galit Klas, and starring Amy Hack, Nicholas Jacquinot, Genevieve Kingsford, and Evelyn Krape, Yentl is an ode to the feminist undertones and queer subtext of the original story and an invitation to celebrate the beauty of Yiddish culture.

29Feb – 17Mar 2024

Thursday, February 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT

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