Cape Rep opens it’s 2016 season with the Cape Cod premiere of My Name is Asher Lev, by Aaron Posner, adapted from the acclaimed novel by Chaim Potok. This gripping drama tells the story of a young man in post-war Brooklyn whose budding artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his strict orthodox faith and his deeply religious parents. Adapted from the best selling novel by Chaim Potok (author of The Chosen) and winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Off Broadway play My Name is Asher Lev asks how can you choose between art and faith when your soul cries out for both?
* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under Special Appearance Contract.
** Member of SDC, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
Photos courtesy of Bob Tucker Focalpoint Studios.
Stunning ‘My Name is Asher Lev’ at Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster
“With a stellar cast, unerring direction, excellent technical production and a flawlessly performed script that packs an emotional punch, this play is a must-see.” – Debi Boucher Stetson, Barnstable Patriot
Cape Rep’s Powerful ‘My Name Is Asher Lev’ Stays With You
“Along with the spectacular performances of these three actors, Cape Rep’s Director, Maura Hanlon with Ryan McGettigan’s scenic design and William Sammon’s lighting have created a stunning tableau…” – Amy Tagliaferri, The Chatham Chronicle
‘Asher Lev’: art, religion and the search for identity
“…a moving commentary on the power of art to both hurt and heal.” – Kay Keough, Cape Cod Times