For the first time on an Australian stage!

Yentl is a play by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer. A period play set in 1873. Based on Singer's short story "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy," it centers on a young girl who defies tradition by discussing and debating Jewish law and theology with her rabbi father. When he dies, she cuts her hair, dresses as a man, and sets out to find a yeshiva where she can continue to study Talmud and live secretly as a male named Anshel. When her study partner Avigdor discovers the truth, Yentl's assertions that she is "neither one sex nor the other" and has "the soul of a man in the body of a woman" suggest the character is questioning their gender identity, especially when she opts to remain living as Anshel for the rest of her life.

May 8th, 15th, 22nd at 7pm and 22nd at 2pm.

Ticket price is $30 for adults and $25 concession, $40 at the door.

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Starts: 15 May 2021 - 07:00 PM
Ends: 15 May 2021 - 10:00 PM

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