Powerful Coming-of-Age Story My Name Is Asher Lev
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The last date listed for My Name Is Asher Lev was Thursday April 24, 2014 / 8:00pm.
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The voice of today's generation, the Arthur Miller of the millennials, is a young playwright named Tarell Alvin McCraney. A member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Co. and a MacArthur "Genius Grant" winner, McCraney is just 33 years old and already the author of plays destined to remain in the theatrical repertory for decades -- starting with his trilogy, The Brother/Sister Plays. Now, following their acclaimed production of the trilogy's first play, In the Red and Brown Water, Fountain Theatre stages the second piece, The Brothers Size. Coming home to the Louisiana bayous, the Size brothers strive for a fresh start. But as they struggle to find a new sense of freedom, they wrestle with issues of sexuality, coming of age and family. Director Shirley Jo Finney returns to direct this Los Angeles premiere. Learn More
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This is an Ovation Recommended production.
“Director Stephen Sachs has assembled a terrific trio of actors for his production, and he directs them with sensitivity and finesse.” – Arts in LA
“Jewish or not, this moving culturally diverse play, which runs through April 19th, 2014, is one that you don’t want to miss.” – LA Splash Magazine
“Well, the superb Fountain Theatre and its resident genius-in-chief, Stephen Sachs, have done it again. They’ve mounted a just-about-perfect production.” – Cynthia Citron Reviews
“A piercing play, one that any child who went outside their parents’ expectations will feel shattered after seeing. The three cast members are outstanding.” – Jonas Schwartz, TheaterMania
“Versatile Joel Polis and Anna Khaja practically disappear into their respective diverse roles on each side of the secular-orthodox divide … While Asher’s story embraces lofty social and religious themes, it unfolds in achingly personal terms.” – Los Angeles Times (Critic’s Pick)
My Name Is Asher Lev runs 100 minutes with no intermission.