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Westside Theatre Downstairs

Based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok, My Name is Asher Lev is a new American play set in post-war Brooklyn, which tells the coming-of-age story of a boy prodigy who must be a painter at any cost ---against the will of family, community and tradition.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Sep. 1, 2013.

Westside Theatre Downstairs

407 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Previews Nov 8, 2012
Opening Nov 28, 2012
Closing Sep 1, 2013


What Is the Story of My Name Is Asher Lev?
Set in post-war Brooklyn, My Name Is Asher Lev tells the story of a young art prodigy who must reconcile his passion for painting (particularly nudes and crucifixion pieces) with his life as a young Hasidic Jew. With the help of a gifted mentor, Asher reaches his full potential as an artist and learns exponentially about himself in the process. However, Asher's religious father cannot understand the artistic path his only son has chosen. When Asher's breakout piece causes controversy, he must decide whether to be true to himself or appease his family and community.

Critics' Reviews

"Clearly one of the best shows of the year."

Review by Michael Giltz from The Huffington Post

"The versatile Mr. [Mark] Nelson shines both as the father and as Jacob."

Review by Rachel Saltz from The New York Times

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