Past Show > Yaacobi & Leidental

Mar 17, 2023 – Apr 30, 2023

Yaacobi & Leidental

U.S. Premiere

A Play with Songs

Friendship, betrayal and exhilarating intrigue and angst are the raw materials of Hanoch Levin’s Yaacobi & Leidental, a hilarious and quite biting musical romp about a love triangle gone wrong. Even as one laughs at the antics of the brash Yaacobi, the insecure Leidental and the not-as-sweet-as-she-looks Ruth Shahash, there are unavoidable moments of recognition that remind us of our shared human frailty, an understanding of desire and suffering.

The play is one of Hanoch Levin’s earliest works. The Israeli dramatist’s style is often compared to writings of Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett.

The Odyssey production is helmed by visiting director Yonatan Esterkin, a theater director, writer, translator and teacher based in Tel Aviv.

Dates / Tickets / Special Events

Mar 17, 2023 – Apr 30, 2023

Tickets $25

Every Saturday at 8pm
Every Sunday at 2pm
Friday on March 24, April 14 at 8pm
Wednesday on March 29 & April 12 & 26 at 8pm
Monday on April 3, 10 & 24 at 8pm

Special Events
Talkbacks  Wednesday, March 29, April 24 and April 26 with director Yonatan Esterkin
Pay-What-You-Can  Monday at 8pm on 24 (reservations open online and at the door starting at 5:30)
Wine Night Friday March 24 & April 14 (enjoy complimentary wine and snacks after the show)

Running time is 90 minutes with no intermission.


Credits / Cast / Crew


Written by Hanoch Levin
Directed by Yonatan Esterkin
Music by Alex Kagan
Translated from Hebrew by Naaman Tammuz
Music Director/Pianist Nisha Sujatha Arunasalam
Costume Designer Denise Blasor
Scenic Designer Pete Hickok
Lighting Designer Michael Blendermann
Stage Manager Gabriel E. Jimenez Montes



(l to r) Ilia Volok & Michael Redfield

Photo by Jenny Graham

(l to r) Sera Heywood Rakhimova & Ilia Volok

Photo by Jenny Graham

(l to r)Sera Heywood Rakhimova, Ilia Volok & Michael Redfield

Photo by Jenny Graham

(l to r) Sera Heywood Rakhimova & Michael Redfield

Photo by Jenny Graham
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