Venue Details

197 Star Starred
Fountain Theatre
5060 Fountain Ave Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-663-1525
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"My Name Is Asher Lev"
26 ratings
4.7 average rating
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346 events
185 reviews
-13 stars
attended Feb 15 2014

A beautifully written and superbly acted play. Never have I seen a play where there is passion in every single scene, in every single line. A true theater-goer's gift.

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93 reviews
7 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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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)

Description

My Name Is Asher Lev runs 100 minutes with no intermission.

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