Arts for All Appeal

Performance dates & times

Previews

Saturday 12 Mar
8:00 PM
Monday 14 Mar
7:00 PM
Tuesday 15 Mar
7:00 PM

Performances

Wednesday 16 Mar
8:00 PM
Thursday 17 Mar
8:00 PM
Friday 18 Mar
8:00 PM
Saturday 19 Mar
1:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Monday 21 Mar
7:00 PM
Tuesday 22 Mar
7:00 PM
Wednesday 23 Mar
8:00 PM
Thursday 24 Mar
8:00 PM
Friday 25 Mar
8:00 PM
Saturday 26 Mar
1:00 PM, 8:00 PM

Running Time 2 hours, plus a 20 minute interval

Price range

Performances

Standard
$69.00
Concession
$59.00*
Student
$28.00

Previews

Standard
$59.00
Concession
$49.00*
Student
$28.00

*Concession applies to Seniors, Pensioners and persons Under 16

The original Yiddish gender-bender, Yentl is reimagined in the first new adaptation of the iconic story since the Barbra Streisand 1983 musical film.

Gender identity, religious and sexual politics, and traditional Yiddish culture collide in this bold and contemporary adaptation, presented by one of Melbourne's most exciting new theatre companies, the Kadimah Yiddish Theatre (The Ghetto Cabaret, Durkh A Modne Gloz/Through A Strange Lens).

Set in a Polish shtetl in 1870, Yentl is the story of a young woman who defies Jewish orthodox tradition by secretly studying religious scripture. When her beloved father dies, Yentl runs away from her village dressed as a man in order to keep studying. Calling herself Anshl, she meets a student, Avigdor, who invites her to join his yeshiva. But when Avigdor introduces Anshl to the woman he loves, Hodes, Anshl’s life takes a surprising and dangerous turn. Soon, a fragile love triangle emerges as Yentl falls in love with both Avigdor and Hodes, and Avigdor finds himself attracted to the boy he believes is Anshl.

Directed by acclaimed theatre-maker Gary Abrahams (33 Variations and The Ghetto Cabaret for Kadimah Yiddish Theatre) and Assistant Director Virginia Proud, Yentl headlines a year-long calendar of events celebrating Kadimah’s 110 years of continuous theatre, language and cultural programs.

 

Your safety and wellbeing

You will be required to provide vaccination status proof at the point of entry. Face masks are required indoors for people aged 8 years and over. Our venues are operating at their maximum allowable capacity so you may be seated next to other patrons. Read more about our COVIDSafe measures

Book with confidence

For tickets booked through Arts Centre Melbourne, if a performance is cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19, you can receive a full refund. Tickets can also be exchanged for another performance date, subject to availability.

 


Credits

Directed by
Gary Abrahams
Assistant Director
Virginia Proud
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

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