Music show: “JENTL” by Isaac Bashevis Singer and Leah Napolin, directed by ROBERT TALARCZYK | The Jewish Theater in Warsaw
A contemporary view of Singer’s text was made famous by the film directed and starring Barbra Streisand. The story of a Yentl girl who became a yeshiva student named Anszel is a poignant description of the struggle for human freedom. “I wanted to be free, now I have what I want”, sings Yentl in Robert Talarczyk’s stage show. This declaration sounds bitter but has the strength and determination of a person who not only wants to change herself but also the world, enshrined in the traditions and habits of others.
Musical performance with original compositions created by Hadrian Filip Tabęcki with live music.
Translated by: Remigiusz Grzela, lyrics written and the show directed by: Robert Talarczyk, music: Hadrian Filip Tabęcki, stage and costumes designed, and lights directed by: Katarzyna Borkowska, choreography: Jakub Lewandowski, produced by: Roksana Szmigiero, stage manager: Beata Szaradowska
Cast: Adrianna Dorociak – Jentl/Maid, Aleksandra Idkowska (guest appearance) – Jenlt/Maid/Chaim/Finzele, Izabella Rzeszowska – Jentl/Maid, Daniel “Czacza” Antoniewicz – Awigdor/ Dawid/Grojnem Swat, Piotr Chomik – Awigdor/ Dawid/Gerszon/Grojnem Swat, Katarzyna Kanabus (guest appearance) – Hadas, Adrianna Kieś (gościnnie) – Hadas, Marta Tabęcka (guest appearance) – Hadas/Zysze/Finkele, Monika Chrząstowska – Frumka, Joanna Przybyłowska – Frumka, Jerzy Walczak – Reb Alter/Icchak, Małgorzata Majewska – Pesza, Sylwia Najah – Pesza, Ewa Dąbrowska – Złota, Piotr Wiszniowski – Mordechaj/Fejtel, Henryk Rajfer – Reb Todrus, Małgorzata Trybalska – Rywka, Michał Słomka (guest appearance) – Lemel/Zelig, Rafał Rutowicz – Nehemiasz/Szeftel, Maciej Winkler – Reb Nata/Rabin, Marcin Błaszak – Trejtel/Mojsze, Joanna Rzączyńska – Rajzele, Alina Świdowska – Zelda/Lea, Ewa Tucholska – Jachna, Monika Soszka – Nechele, Piotr Sierecki – Fulcha the Fool/Messenger
Additional cast – live music: Mario Jeka (clarinet, bass clarinet), Marta Maślanka (dulcimer)
photo Przemysław Jendrak
The Large Stage of the Jewish Theater, the Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw, 141a Niepodległości Ave.
Tickets: 100/90 PLN, purchases available at: www.ewejsciowki.pl, www.teatr-zydowski.art.pl, in the Audience Office, phone no. +48 22 526 20 34; +48 22 850 64 50 or 51 and in the Jewish Theater box offices at 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 22 850 64 35 or in the Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw, 141a Niepodległości Ave., phone no.: 22 850 56 56
The show is suitable for viewers ages 16 and up; with Ukrainian and English subtitles. Duration 165 minutes, one intermission
Supporting event organized by the Jewish Theater in Warsaw