One boy's struggle between Tradition & Art.
Based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok (The Chosen), My Name is Asher Lev is a new American play set in Brooklyn. It 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.
My Name is Asher Lev is the newest play to transfer to the New York stage from the Long Wharf Theatre. More than 30 Long Wharf productions have moved to Broadway and Off-Broadway, including: Wit (Pulitzer Prize), The Shadow Box (Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play), Hughie, American Buffalo, and The Gin Game (Pulitzer Prize).
“A triumph. One of the best plays of the year.” - Huffington Post
“You should see it, your children should see it, everyone should see it!” (Critics Pick) - New York Magazine
“**** Critics Pick” - Time Out New York
“Excellent and Heartfelt! A primal scene of American drama.” - The New York Times
Ari Brand, Mark Nelson, Jenny Bacon, Naama Potok, Jonathan Raviv
Author: Aaron Posner
Director: Gordon Edelstein
Producer: Darren Bagert / Asher Lev NY LLC
Press Agent: Keith Sherman & Associates Inc.
Nominated for 2 Outer Critics Circle Awards
- Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play - Winner!
- John Gassner Award (Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright) - Aaron Posner - Winner!