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ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE

Box Office: 941.351.8000 / 800.361.8388


YENTL

January 18–April 26

YENTL

A play based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story “Yentl The Yeshiva Boy”

Adapted for the stage by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer
Original music composed by acclaimed singer/songwriter Jill Sobule

“Sometimes the truth is hidden in such a way that the harder you look for it, the harder it is to find.” In 19th century Eastern Europe, options for young women are few, and education is forbidden. But Yentl has been able to secretly pursue her studies, which are her life’s passion, under the tutelage of her father. After he dies, her only hope of achieving her dreams is to disguise herself as a boy. When she falls in love, Yentl must decide whether or not to reveal the truth. For everyone who has wanted to do something and was told they couldn’t, and for everyone who has loved the wrong person for the right reason, this beautifully written play, filled with fresh, contemporary music, resonates with pure magic.

 

(Contains mature language, themes and brief nudity)


 

 

 

 

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