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Fountain Theatre
5060 Fountain Ave Los Angeles, CA 90029
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14 reviews
8 stars
Very small theatre space, but all seats give good vantage point. This production had great acting, and even the understudy for one of the leads was very good, we guess this theatre has all exceptional actors.
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19 events
14 reviews
8 stars
Have private parking lot, but we found a space on the street on this Sunday matinee. Not sure whether that would be available for evening performance.
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Reviews & Ratings

"My Name Is Asher Lev"
26 ratings
4.7 average rating
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106 events
91 reviews
2 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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56 reviews
42 stars
attended Apr 24 2014

Not much to say but EXCELLENT!
Highly recommended!

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43 reviews
13 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.