Jill Sobule’s Music from Yentl Featuring the Isle of Klezbos

January 15, 2015 | 7:30 pm | 61 W 62 St | New York, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story “Yentl the Yeshiva Boy” and updated with new music and lyrics composed by Jill Sobule, Yentl tells the story of a young girl in 19th century Eastern Europe 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 by 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

Adapted for the stage by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer

Additional music by Robin Eaton

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