Theater in the Library: My Name is Asher Lev

Seattle Jewish Theater Company has been performing classic and contemporary Jewish theater throughout the Seattle area since 2011. The Library has hosted several of these performances in the past and we are pleased to give patrons an opportunity to see SJTC’s latest production. Join us in the Microsoft Auditorium at the Central Library on Sunday, April 21 at 2pm for SJTC’s production of My Name is Asher Lev. The production is directed by Shana Bestock and produced by SJTC artistic director Art Feinglass. The performance will be followed by an audience discussion with the cast.

The play My Name is Asher Lev is adapted by Aaron Posner from Chaim Potok’s classic novel. Set in Brooklyn in the 1950s, the play tells the story of artistically gifted Asher Lev, whose burning need to create art puts him at odds with his family and Hassidic upbringing.

If watching SJTC’s performance piques your interest, Posner also adapted The Chosen, another of Potok’s novels. If you’re interested in more of Asher Lev’s story, Potok wrote a sequel novel, The Gift of Asher Lev.

For more information about the play and this production, check out Seattle Jewish Theater Company’s website.

~posted by Richard V.

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