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Westside Theatre - Upstairs
407 West 43rd Street New York City, NY 10036
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"My Name Is Asher Lev"
15 ratings
4.7 average rating
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arlene elman
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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 17 2013

Very well acted. Riveting story line.

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7 reviews
4 stars
attended May 24 2013

powerful performances. a story everyone should experience

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 07 2013

I enjoyed the play very much - it was well-acted, touching and thought-provoking. I'm very glad I had the chance to see it.

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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.