UNC student stars in the title role of My Name is Asher Lev
Cherry Creek Theatre (CCT) announced its cast for its final 2018 production, My Name is Asher Lev, opening October 18 at the Pluss Theatre in the Mizel Arts & Culture Center.
Newcomer Josue Ivan Prieto makes his Denver debut in the title role of the Hasidic artist. Originally from Aurora, Colo., Prieto is a current student at the University of Northern Colorado, pursuing his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting.
“Josue brought a compelling combination of raw energy and emotional maturity,” said returning CCT director Bernie Cardell. “I am really jazzed to introduce him to Denver audiences because they will definitely be seeing him again and again.” Cardell is a two-time Henry Award-nominee (Vintage Theatre’s Avenue Q, Rabbit Hole).
Veteran Denver actors Christy Kruzick (And Toto Too’s Play Crawl) and Josh Levy (CCT’s Beau Jest, The Baby Dance) join Prieto as Lev’s mother and father.
Written by Aaron Posner, the award-winning stage adaptation of Chaim Potok’s acclaimed novel follows Asher Lev, an artist caught between two worlds. Relationships with his parents, community, and mentor are all on the line as the prodigy must make a difficult choice between art and faith.
My Name is Asher Lev creative team includes scenic designer M. Curtis Grittner, costume designer Steffani Day, lighting designer Karalyn Star Pytel, sound designer Morgan McCauley, prop designer Kortney Hanson, stage manager Lexi Holtzer, and producer Susie Snodgrass.
Tickets start at $30 and are available by calling the box office at 303-800-6578 or visiting cherrycreektheatre.org.
My Name is Asher Lev
By Aaron Posner
Based on the novel by Chaim Potok
Directed by Bernie Cardell
October 18–November 11, 2018
Mizel Center Pluss Theatre
350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, Colorado 80246