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MY NAME IS ASHER LEV

 

“EXCELLENT”
-The New York Times

by Aaron Posner
Based on the novel by Chaim Potok
Directed by Gordon Edelstein
Mainstage
May 2-May 27, 2012

“A MASTERPIECE.  SPLENDID.”
“A COMPLICATED, UNIVERSAL STORY TOLD
SIMPLY WITH UNFETTERED HONESTY”
– NEW HAVEN REGISTER

Asher Lev can’t help himself.  He needs to paint.  He needs to draw.  Creating art is like breathing for him – he can’t live without it.  But growing up as a prodigy in a deeply observant Hasidic family he runs afoul of his parent’s and community’s traditions.  He is forced to make the difficult choice between religion and art.  Based on Chaim Potok’s classic novel, this stunning and beautiful play was described by the Philadelphia City Paper as “a marvelous evening of theatre: intimate, sincere, magical.”

 

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