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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.

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About My Name Is Asher Lev

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.


Asher Lev
Mark Nelson
Aryeh Lev
Jenny Bacon
Rivkeh Lev


Adapted by
Aaron Posner
Based on the novel by
Chaim Potok
Gordon Edelstein
Set Designer
Eugene Lee
Lighting Designer
James L. Ingalls
Costume Designer
Ilona Somogyi
Sound Designer
John Gromada
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