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 Nicholas Jacquinot, Evelyn Krape, and Genevieve Kingsford, 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.
February 29th, 2024
March 17th, 2024
Ground floor of The Malthouse is accessible by wheelchair (enter via the ramp near the Box Office). The Merlyn and Beckett Theatre, MALT Kitchen & Pantry, Box Office, Bar and bathrooms are all located on the ground floor.
GETTING TO THE VENUE The historic Malthouse Theatre is located in the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct at 113 Sturt Street, Southbank.
BY TRAM: The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.
BY TRAIN: Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.
BY BIKE: Secure your bike to one of the many racks outside the foyer.
BY CAR: Limited on-street parking is available on Grant Street, Sturt Street and Dodds Streets. Two disabled parking spaces are just outside The Malthouse entrance on Sturt Street.
★★★★★ "Yentl is a modern masterpiece that will upend any preconceived notions about what it is to be modern" - Artshub
★★★★★ "Yentl is by far of the theatrial experiences of the year" - Time Out
★★★★½ "Gary Abrahams, Galit Klas and Elise Hearst have crafted a play that achieves a perfect balance of tradition and inspiration" - The Age
Director: Gary Abrahams
Co-Writers: Gary Abrahams, Elise Esther Hearst, and Galit Klas
Cast: Nicholas Jacquinot, Evelyn Krape, and Genevieve Kingsford
Set and Costume Designer: Dann Barber
Lighting Designer: Rachel Burke
Sound Designer: Russell Goldsmith
Subtitle Operator: Josh Reuben
Yentl is at Melbourne's Merlyn Theatre - Malthouse Theatre.
Yentl tickets start at $80.
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