My Name is Asher Lev
Adapted by Aaron Posner from the novel by Chaim Potok.
A Pacific Theatre production
Jan 38 to Feb 26, 2011
Vancouver, BC: Pacific Theatre has done it again, giving us another little gem of a play. Adapted by Aaron Posner from the eponymous novel by Chaim Potok, My Name is Asher Lev portrays a gifted young artist who is compelled to follow his creative passion even though it ultimately means exile from his family and the community in which he grew up.
The cast of three, directed with a nuanced sensitivity by Morris Ertman, features Giovanni Mocibob as Asher, while Nathan Schmidt and Katharine Venour play several male and female characters. Schmidt plays Asher's father Aryeh Lev, Asher's artistic mentor and teacher Jacob Kahn, Asher's uncle Yaakov and The Rebbe, leader of the Hassidic Community. Venour plays Asher's mother Rivkeh, Anna the art gallery owner who shows Jacob's and Asher's work, and a artist's model.