Eyshet F***ing Chayil (A Woman of F***ing Valor)

melodity productions · Ages 18+ · United States of America

Content Warning Multi-Lingual Performance one person show world premiere

NO LATE SEATING. Shows begin RIGHT ON TIME, so please allow AMPLE time for parking and finding the theatre (there are several in the Broadwater complex; the Studio entrance is at 1078 Lillian Way). THANK YOU!

A young woman reconnects with her Jewish identity in Korea and returns to the US to find a partner and build a Jewish family. A decade later, she finds herself with neither—and pulled between religious and secular worlds that both don’t have a place for her. What is she doing wrong…and can she fix it before she runs out of time for both for good? One woman’s unorthodox Jewish journey through music, love, tragedy, family, religion, Korean drums, anime porn, and inappropriate humor to find her path to becoming an Eyshet Chayil—a Woman of Valor.

Written and performed by Melanie Ehrlich


-Please allow AMPLE time for parking and finding the theatre; the show will start on time and latercomers will NOT be admitted to the theatre.

-Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before showtime to check in; tickets left unclaimed 5 minutes before showtime may be redistributed to stand-by patrons.

-The Broadwater is wheelchair & limited-mobility accessible; if you need such accommodation, please note that when you purchase your ticket.

-Content warnings: This show contains sensitive discussion of and/or references to abuse/violence, suicide, sex and sexuality, pornography, religion, race, and strong language.


ABOUT MELANIE: Melanie won her 5th grade spelling bee and can play the harmonica with her nose, which are arguably the most important things to know about her. An on-camera and voice actor, Melanie portrayed Helen in Sundance Grand Jury Award winner THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST, Ali on THE OA (Netflix), and most recently Meg, Lil Dicky’s number one fan, on DAVE (FX/Hulu). Behind the mic, Melanie voiced a singing bison (yes, really) on Disney Junior’s P. KING DUCKLING, a loving orc wife in Adult Swim Games’ BATTLE CHEF BRIGADE, and the titular character in FRUM GIRL ADVENTURES, the first video game by and about Jewish woman. Melanie makes her Hollywood Fringe Festival debut with EYSHET F***ING CHAYIL, which she wrote after getting tired of waiting for Hollywood to write roles for Korean-speaking Jewish women.


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Production Team

* Fringe Veteran