UPDATE: Change of panelists for September 14
Theater J’s new production of Yentl, based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story, explores issues of gender and religious tradition. Panel discussions following Sunday matinees extend the conversation.
Virginia Spatz, co-organizer of Washington Friends of Women of the Wall, is joining a post-show panel on Sept. 14, so Theater J is offering a discount to friends WfWOW and their friends for any date of the run:
Tickets: Visit Buy Online or call Box Office Tickets at 800.494.8497.
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“Jewish Women and Religious Tradition”
September 14 panel, post-matinee, approximately 5:30 p.m.
- Sarah Breger, managing editor, Moment Magazine
- Bonnie Morris, Professor of Women’s Studies, George Washington Univ; Author and Historian
- Virginia Spatz, writer, educator, activist and WfWOW co-organizer
AUGUST 28 – OCTOBER 5, 2014
Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story “Yentl the Yeshiva Boy”
Adapted for the stage by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer
With new music and lyrics composed by Jill Sobule, additional music by Robin Eaton
Directed by Theater J Associate Artistic Director Shirley Serotsky
As a girl in 19th Century Eastern Europe, Yentl is 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 from Jill Sobule (the original “I Kissed a Girl,” “Supermodel”), Yentl asks up-to-the-minute questions about gender and sexuality.
For more on this production, see Exploring Divine Fluidity