Full Length Play, Comedy  /  12m, 8f

"Delightful." - Newsweek

"Touching and deeply funny." - NBC.

A rabbi's daughter in 19th century Poland has studied the Torah and refuses to play the hausfrau role traditionally allotted to Jewish women. When her…

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A rabbi's daughter in 19th century Poland has studied the Torah and refuses to play the hausfrau role traditionally allotted to Jewish women. When her father dies, she disguises herself as a man and flees to another town where she continues her studies and becomes involved in an unusual romantic triangle.
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"Delightful." - Newsweek

"Touching and deeply funny." - NBC

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Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer is among the most important Jewish writers of the Twentieth Century, and is a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for literature (1978). His stories speak to Jew and non-Jew alike. Even today, readers find his writing powerful and provocative, filled with ideas and passions that resonate as freshly as ...

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Leah Napolin

Leah Napolin made her Broadway playwrighting debut in 1975 with Yentl, adapted from a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer and since performed widely here and abroad. In 2013 the play was revised and songs in the musical genres of folk, rock, bluegrass and klezmer added by the singer-songwriter Jill Sobule. In add ...

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