My Name Is Asher Lev
date. August, 2012
venue. Arts Court Theatre
credits. Chaim Potok, Aaron Posner
My Name Is Asher Lev is the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his traditional upbringing and a desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. Aaron Posner’s stirring adaptation of a modern classic by Chaim Potok presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice with his art and faith.
“I’m 60 and have seen many plays over the years in Ottawa – none better than this.”
"Thank you for bringing such a powerful voice to why we choose to follow an artist’s heart."
"Great to hear the virtues of the transcendental – beauty, truth, justice – exalted on the stage, reminding us all there is so much more to live for than just the Canadian Dream.”
THE ARTISTIC TEAM
PATRICE-ANN FORBES (Set & Costume Designer) | SEAN GREEN (Lighting Designer) | BRONWYN STEINBERG (Director) | LARRY TAROF (Composer, Sound Designer) | PATTI VOPNI (Properties Designer)
THE ENSEMBLE CAST
DREW MOORE (Asher Lev) | SARAH GABRIELLA WAISVISZ (Rivkeh Lev, Anna Shaeffer, Rachel) | DAVID WHITELEY (Aryeh Lev, Yitzchok, The Rebbe, Jacob Kahn)
THE PRODUCTION TEAM
JENNA BROWN (Lighting Board Operator) | ELIZABETH CHANT (Assistant Stage Manager) | ROBERT FORBES (Set Builder) | CLAUDE HACHÉ (Production Photographer) | JONATHAN HARRIS (Producing Artistic Director) | PETER LEYENAAR (Associate Producer) | SUSAN MARRINER (Graphic Designer) | ARIANE ROY (Production Assistant) | RACHEL-DAWN WALLACE (Production Stage Manager) | ANDRÉE-ANNE WILLIAMS (Community Development Director)
EMILY ASMAR, LAURA BARKLEY, EMILY DUFFIN, TIM EDWARDS, COLLEEN EDWARDS, KATE GOVER, JIMMY LY, ANDREW MCDOUGALL, LOGAN MILLER, DAN MONAFU, MEGAN PIERCEY MONAFU, NADYA POHRAN, ARIANE ROY (Front of House) | INA GRAAFLAND, FLORENCE OGLESTONE, SHELDON OGLESTONE, TERESA PAKENHAM, ED VOPNI, PATTI VOPNI (Hospitality) | JACYNTHE FUGERE BOURDAGES (Clarinet Recording) | DAVID WHITELY (Violin Recording) | TIMOTHY HESS, ARIANE ROY (Promotion) | DALE COBURN, GORD STEWART (Crew) | LIZZIE FRANKLIN (Properties, Set Painting) | CINDY STEWART, SASHA STEWART (Set Painting)