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The Westside Theatre - Downstairs Theatre
407 West 43rd Street New York City, NY 10036
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 15 members
Stuart Grow
Review from Stuart Grow
Red Velvet 35 events 9 reviews

powerful performances. a story everyone should experience

reviewed May 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Joan
7 events 5 reviews

We loved this play. The acting was heartfelt and dramatic. It was an experience that provoked a great deal of discussion. I would highly recommend " My Name is Asher Lev".

reviewed Aug 03 2013 report as inappropriate
arlene elman
Review from arlene elman
14 events 4 reviews

Very well acted. Riveting story line.

reviewed Jan 17 2013 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

My Name Is Asher Lev is a work of depth, insight and faith … an artistic triumph.” -Huffington Post
“[A] starkly moving family drama … Gordon Edelstein’s production gives the play a spare, forceful elegance. Brand’s Asher conveys a convincing balance of confusion and determination; Mark Nelson brings graceful depth to his multiple roles … Jenny Bacon plays Asher’s nervous mother with piercing tenderness and sorrow.” -TimeOut New York (4 of 5 stars)
“Both Potok’s novel and Mr. Posner’s adaptation have something old-fashioned about them: a high moral seriousness and an earnest intensity about matters like religion and art, faith and God, duty and calling. Mr. Posner embraces these elements: his ‘Asher Lev’ feels like a well-made play from the era in which the story takes place.” —The New York Times&


_A new play by _Aaron Posner 

_Adapted from the novel by _Chaim Potok 

_Directed by _Gordon Edelstein 

Based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok (The Chosen_), My Name Is Asher Lev_ is a new American play by Aaron Posner set in post-war Brooklyn, which tells the powerful story of a boy prodigy who must be an artist at any cost —- against the will of family, community and tradition. It is a luminous portrait of a young artist with a universal theme to follow our passion.

Led by Director Gordon Edelstein (The Road to Mecca, The Glass Menagerie_), the distinguished creative team includes set design by Eugene Lee (Wicked, Ragtime_); lighting design by James F. Ingalls (Glengarry Glen Ross_); costume design by Ilona Somogyi (Clybourne Park) and original music/sound design by John Gromada (Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, The Columnist_). 

Running Time: 90 minutes, with no intermission.

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