AUGUST 28 – OCTOBER 5, 2014
Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story “Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy”
Adapted for the stage by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer
With new music and lyrics composed by Jill Sobule, additional music and lyrics by Robin Eaton
Directed by Theater J Associate Artistic Director Shirley Serotsky
The Annual Arthur Tracy "The Street Singer" Production
Featuring actors and musicians Shayna Blass, Aaron Bliden, Joe Brack, Michael Kevin Darnall, Judith Ingber, Brandon McCoy, Amy McWilliams, Sasha Olinick, Shane O'Loughlin, Shanta Parasuraman, Jesse Terrill, Sara Dabney Tisdale and Lindsay Elizabeth Williams.
As a girl in 19th Century Eastern Europe, Yentl is forbidden to pursue her dream of studying Talmud. Unwilling to accept her fate, she disguises herself as a man. But when she falls in love, Yentl must decide how far she’s willing to go to protect her identity. Invigorated with a bracing klezmer/pop/rock score from Jill Sobule (the original "I Kissed a Girl," "Supermodel"), Yentl asks up-to-the-minute questions about gender and sexuality.
“Yentl offers sweetness and laughter with a modern twist” - Sarasota Herald Tribune
‘Yentl’ sings a new tune in a new stage version getting its D.C. premiere - The Washington Post, Aug 24, 2014
FIRST LISTEN: New Staging Of 'Yentl' Tells A Transgender Story: All Things Considered, NPR, Feb 5, 2012
Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with a 15 minute intermission
This production contains nudity