Genre: Dance
written Isaac Bashevis Singer, directed by Steven Carl McCasland


The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective, who most recently presented the critically acclaimed revival of A Doll's Life and's "Dramatic Pick of the Year" neat & tidy will present Isaac Bashevis Singer's classic Yentl. Beautiful Soup's Artistic Director helms the production, which will play the Gene Frankel Theatre from October 10th through October 28th. The production features Music Direction by Luke Anthnony and Lighting Design by Daisy Long.

Last seen on Broadway in 1976 with Tovah Feldshuh in the title role, Yentl was later immortalized in the musical film adaptation starring and directed by Barbra Streisand. Adapted from the classic story by Leah Napolin from Singer's short story, it chronicles the journey of a young woman who defies the laws of her people to pursue a dream. Filled with a love of Torah, Yentl becomes Anshel - a man - and lives in hiding while studying at the Yeshiva. Entangled in a web of lies, Anshel befriends Avigdor and marries Hadass, taking both on a journey they won't soon forget.

The production stars Mallory Berlin (Nora, "A Doll's Life") in the the title role and is joined by Alex Pagels as Avigdor and Kim Sweet as Hadass. The production also features Leonardo Abraham, Luke Anthony, Kira Chirstoforidis, Adam Foldes, Jael Golad, Orlando Iriarte, Anna Kirkland, Jessica McHugh, Zac Moon, Yael Shavitt and Noelle Stewart.

A portion of proceeds raised at the Box Office will benefit the Jewish Women's Foundation of New York, imagining a world in which all women and girls in the Jewish community are ensured a healthy and supportive environment… a world in which we all have equal opportunity for economic, religious, social and political achievement.
A teaser trailer for the production is available for viewing on YouTube at:

Tickets for the production are on sale now by visiting

Wednesday, October 10th - 7:00pm
Thursday, October 11th - 7:00pm
Friday, October 12th - 7:00pm
Saturday, October 13th - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 13th - 7:00pm
Sunday, October 14th - 2:00pm
Wednesday, October 17th - 2:00pm
Wednesday, October 17th - 7:00pm
Thursday, October 18th - 7:00pm
Friday, October 19th - 7:00pm
Saturday, October 20st - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 20st - 7:00pm
Sunday, October 21st - 2:00pm 
CAST (in alphabetical order)
Leonardo Abraham as Yussel and Gershon
Luke Anthony as Treitl, Moishe, Chaim and Zelig (The Tailor's Apprentice)
Mallory Berlin as Yentl
Kira Christoforidis as Yachna
Adam Foldes as Reb Nata and the Rabbi
Jael Golad as Pesha
Orlando Iriarte as Yentl's father, Fulca the Fool, Sheftl the Tailor and Feitl the Leather-Dealer
Anna Kirkland as Zelda-Leah and Zlateh
Jessica McHugh as Frumka, Hadass' mother
Alex Pagels as Avigdor
Zac Moon as Mordecai and Reb Alter, Hadass' father
Ev Roufeh as Lemmel and Dovid
Yael Shavitt as Raizeleh (Yentl understudy)
Noelle Stewart as Rivka the Matchmaker and Nechele
and  Kim Sweet as Hadass


About the Company: The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective

The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective was founded in the summer of 2010 by its Artistic Director, Steven Carl McCasland. McCasland, who founded Group Therapy Productions while a student at Pace University, has been directing in New York (Medea, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Antigone, Death of a Salesman, Hamlet, and others) since 2005. 

Beautiful Soup uses theater to bring to light our own struggles and create a dialog. Exploring new works and classics in innovative ways, stretching a shoe-string budget to create visually enchanting minimalist productions, the Collective honors a different charitable organization with each production. Often using the themes of the play or musical to select the benficiary, a portion of funds raised at the box office are donated to the chosen charity.

While serving the community, the Soup strives to bring light to all types of theater, new and old. Each season, the Collective presents: 
-one revival of a "lost" play
-one revival of a "lost" musical
-one classical play (typically Shakespearean or Greek)
-one play (comedy or drama) written after 1960 OR one new play
-one production for all ages 

Previous productions include: the criticaly acclaimed world premiere play neat & tidy, the first New York revival of A Doll's Life which ran in repertory with Ibsen's A Doll's House,BLACK [Billy Learns About Captain Kirk] & BLUE, William Shakespeare's HamletCrossing Brooklyn: a musical by Jenny Giering and Laura Harrington, The WSXR Players' Present Their June 7, 1944 Broadcast of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, or What You Will and Steven Carl McCasland's world premiere play, Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland).

Theater can be for the masses if we let it. With The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective, you can return to your roots and explore the boundaries of theater while continuing to serve your community. Learn more at

Cast: Mallory Berlin, Alex Pagels, Kim Sweet, Jael Golad, Jessica Mchugh, Kira Christoforidis, Zac Moon, Orlando Iriarte, Noelle Stewart, Luke Anthony, Adam Foldes
Open:   10/10/12
Close:   10/21/12

Wednesday through Saturday at 7:00pm with matinees at 2:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. There is a special Wednesday matinee on October 17th, 2012.
Theater:   Gene Frankel Theatre
Address:   24 Bond St.
New York, NY 10012
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Closest subway: 6 to Bleecker, walk north to Bond, west to the theatre

Cost:$25 - General Admission/$20 - Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: ShowClix at 888-71-TICKETS
Anna Kirkland Zelda-Leah and Zlateh

Anna Kirkland is a proud member of the Beautiful Soup Theater Collective, holds a B.F.A. from NYU – Tisch and trains with Dorothy Stone.  Most recently she appeared as Astrid Klemnacht in BSTC’s A Doll’s Life.

Yael Shavitt Raizeleh, Yentl understudy

Yael has performed at the Public Theater with Obie Award winners 600 HIGHWAYMEN in The Record, and understudied (& performed) the title role in Yentl with Beautiful Soup Theater. She’s played lead roles in the indie feature Calvary! Parade!, the web series Plan B, and the short There She Hung (Big Apple Film Festival). Yael is a Founding Member of the theater collective Asylos. She co-created and performed in Asylos’ Crystal Jukebox Hymn (created from texts by Bob Dylan) and the immersive piece Out of the Ash (devised from Sylvia Plath texts). Yael is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC) and the Thelma Yellin School of the Arts (Israel), with additional training from MN Acting Studio and UCB.

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