Reading: My Name is Asher Lev
Sunday, October 1 at 7:00pm
Healey Family Student Center, Herman Room 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057
By Aaron Posner
Directed by Ari Shapiro (SFS ’18)
Stage Managed by Gabby Czerniawski (COL ’20)
My Name is Asher Lev is an intimate exploration of a young man’s struggle to explore his artistic talent while remaining true to the traditions of his conservative Hasidic community. As he attempts to explain his gift to his family, his rabbi, and his artistic mentor, he learns a great deal about himself and the world along the way. The play’s portrayal of the devastating internal conflicts between self and community, art and religion, isolation and integration, holds incredibly relevant lessons for anyone engaged in today’s discourse around religion’s place in the world today. This reading is part of Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society's Stage IV series. Followed by a talkback.
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