My Name is Asher Lev
Written by Aaron Posner, adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok
Directed by Mira Hirsch
"This is religion vs. art in a young man who believes in both."
-Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post
Possessing a prodigious artistic ability, Asher Lev is driven to draw and paint the world as he sees it. Born into a Hasidic family in post-World War II Brooklyn, his artistic genius threatens to estrange him from both his parents and his observant Jewish community. A fascinating coming-of-age story that seamlessly explores art, family and religion.
"The Outfit’s production is one of the most potent plays to be produced on an Atlanta stage this year. It’s an auspicious start to a new season for Theatrical Outfit." -Andrew Alexander, ArtsATL.com
"Arapoglou's engrossing performance suggests that to play a great artist, it doesn't hurt to be one yourself." -Curt Holman, Creative Loafing
"Meticulously directed and acted, this play is going to win awards. You’ll kick yourself if you miss it, so my advice is—don’t." -Manning Harris, Atlanta INTown
Talkback Performance Friday 9/7 @ 7:30 p.m.
Our affordable Saturday matinees range from $15 - $20!
Sat 9/8 at 2:30 p.m. - $15
Sat 9/15 at 2:30 p.m. - $20
NOTICE: If you try to buy tickets online and it's saying there are "no tickets available that match your request," please call our Box Office directly to confirm! The online system won't allow tickets to be sold if the request is too close to curtain or if there aren't seats together to match the request. Check in with us directly! Call: 678-528-1500.
Playwright: Aaron Posner, adapated from the novel by Chaim Potok
Director: Mira Hirsch
Set Designer: Lee Maples
Costume Designer: Linda Patterson
Lighting Designer: Chris Crawford
Composer/ Sound Designer: Chip Epsten
Props Designer: Maclare "MC" Park
Wig/Hair Designer: Monty Schuth
Dramaturg and Assistant to the Director: Meira Merlis
Stage Manager: Wendy Palmer*
*Member of Actors' Equity, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
My Name is Mira Hirsch (Director) - Part II
Mira discusses the storyline of "Asher Lev."
My Name is Mira Hirsch (Director) - Part III
Mira talks about the three-person cast and the roles they play.
My Name is Nick Arapoglou (Asher Lev)
Nick discusses his castmates, storytelling and playing a Hasidic Jew.
My Name is Mira Hirsch (Director) - Part I
Mira introduces herself and discusses how she came onto the "My Name is Asher Lev" team.