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My Name is Asher Lev is based on Chaim Potok’s best-selling novel about a young boy who desires to be a painter. Adapted by Aaron Posner, My Name is Asher Lev focuses on a prodigy who will pursue his dream at any cost. This is a stirring drama of determination, hope and will power.
Set in post-World War II Brooklyn, My Name is Asher Lev is a beautiful story of a young man who attempts to serve two masters– his love of art and his religious and cultural Hasidic roots. This is a coming-of-age drama in which the energy, enthusiasm and passion of a young man drive him to seek his dreams even though such a pursuit may have terrible consequences on his relationships with those he loves. My Name is Asher Lev is about family, understanding and reaching for one’s dream no matter how difficult it may be to attain.
Show Facts
Adapted by Aaron Posner
Based on the novel by Chaim Potok
Director Gordon Edelstein
Asher Lev Ari Brand
Ari Lev Mark Nelson
Riv Lev Jenny Bacon
Westside Theatre
407 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Preview: Nov. 8, 2012 Open: Nov. 28, 2012 Status: Closed May 26, 2013
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