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Fountain Theatre
5060 Fountain Ave Los Angeles, CA 90029
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Street parking is scarce, but can be found. If you're in hurry, just plan to squeeze into the Fountain's $5 lot.
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There is no intermission, so plan on an hour and a half with no break.
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"My Name Is Asher Lev"
26 ratings
4.7 average rating
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85 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 13 2014

Not dissimilar to "The Jazz Singer," this story about an orthodox Jew who wants to become a painter is a well acted & directed adaptation of the Chaim Potak novel. Another hit for the Fountain Theater.

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41 stars
attended Apr 24 2014

Not much to say but EXCELLENT!
Highly recommended!

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42 reviews
11 stars
attended Mar 20 2014

a very worthwhile story, portrayed in a concise l l/2 hours. Really substance to think about!

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Quotes & Highlights

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.