March 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT
Kadimah Yiddish Theatre Presents
Based on the original short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer
March 12-26, 2022
Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne
The original Yiddish gender-bender is reimagined in this first new adaptation of the iconic story of Yentl since the Barbra Streisand 1983 musical film. Gender identity, religious and sexual politics, and traditional Yiddish culture collide in this bold and contemporary adaptation.
“It’s a story about identity, and about the danger and bravery of creating one’s identity when you have to fight against the status quo of the world around you.” — Gary Abrahams
Directed by Gary Abrahams Written by Gary Abrahams, Elise Hearst and Galit Klas Developed by Gary Abrahams, Galit Klas and Evelyn Krape
Set and Costume Design by Dann Barber Lighting Design by Rachel Burke Original Composition and Sound Design by Russell Goldsmith
Featuring Evelyn Krape, Jana Zvedeniuk, Genevieve Kingsford and Nicholas Jaquinot
Yentl headlines a year-long calendar of events celebrating Kadimah’s 110 years of continuous theatre, language and cultural programs.