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‘My Name is Asher Lev’ Coming to West Hartford’s Playhouse on Park

The next show in the Main Stage Series at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford is the moving drama ‘My Name is Asher Lev.’


Mark your calendars for Playhouse on Park‘s “My Name is Asher Lev,” a moving Main Stage Series drama running from April 24-May 12. Opening night, including a pre-show complimentary wine and cheese reception, is set for April 26 at 8 p.m.

This award-winning play by Aaron Posner, based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok (the same writers of Playhouse on Park’s sold-out hit, THE CHOSEN) tells the story of Asher Lev, a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist.

Jordan Sobel. Submitted photo

Starring in this production are: Jordan Sobel (Recent credits include: Penguin Rep: CLEVER LITTLE LIES; Asolo Rep: DISGRACED; A.R.T.: THE DONKEY SHOW;Television: THE VILLAGE [NBC]) as Asher Lev,Stefanie Londino (Off-Broadway: HERE Arts Center: Sybil WHISKEYPANTS; Actors Temple Theatre: FLAK HOUSE; The York Theatre: Madeline WHAT DO CRITICS KNOW?; Cortland Repertory Theatre: Jo WOMEN IN JEOPARDY) as Woman, and Dan Shor (Playhouse on Park: THE CHOSEN, Pittsburgh Public, Guthrie, Mabou Mines, Old Globe Theaters among others. TV: JESSICA JONES, BULL, BLUE BLOODS, series regular: Film: CROWN HEIGHTS, TRON, BILL AND TEDS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE) as The Men.

Stefanie Londino. Submitted photo

Joseph Discher (Playhouse on Park: A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN. Off-Broadway: VILNA, THE VIOLIN,BEN BUTLER. At Shakespeare Theatre of NJ: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Florida Studio Theatre: ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS. Theatreworks: THE WEIR, RED, and AS YOU LIKE IT) returns to direct “My Name is Asher Lev.”

Dan Shor. Submitted photo

A specially priced Tuesday matinee is also scheduled for this show on April 30 at 2pm, with all tickets priced at $22.50, all seats reserved.

A specially priced Tuesday matinee is also scheduled for this show on April 30 at 2pm, with all tickets priced at $22.50, all seats reserved.

Tickets are now on sale, and range from $30-$40. Student, Senior and Let’s Go Arts discounts are available. Previews are on April 22 and 23, with all tickets at $17.50.

For more information or tickets call the box office at 860-523-5900 x10 or visit www.playhouseonpark.org. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Rd., West Hartford, CT 06119.

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