Malthouse-Theatre-YENTLAfter a triumphant debut in 2022, garnering wide acclaim, four Green Room Awards and numerous five-star reviews – Malthouse Theatre is proud to present a return season of Kadimah Yiddish Theatre’s Yentl in the Merlyn Theatre this March.

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 Kadimah Yiddish Theatre Artistic Co-Director Galit Klas, Yentl stars Amy Hack, Nicholas Jaquinot, 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.

Director: Gary Abrahams | Cast includes: Amy Hack, Nicholas Jaquinot, Genevieve Kingsford, Evelyn Krape | Set and Costume Design: Dann Barber | Lighting Design: Rachel Burke | Sound Design and Composition: Russell Goldsmith | Assistant Director: Virginia Proud | Subtitle Operator: Josh Reuben | Stage Manager: Harry Dowling | Assistant Stage Manager: Rosemary Osmond | Writers: Gary Abrahams, Elise Esther Hearst, Galit Klas

Merlyn Theatre – Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank (Melbourne
Season: 2 – 17 March 2024 (previews: 29 February & 1 March)
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Image: Amy Hack stars in Yentl – photo by Mark Gambino