Art vs. Religion
Torn between his Hasidic upbringing and the need to fulfill his artistic promise, Asher Lev is caught between two worlds. Relationships with his parents, community and mentor are all on the line as the prodigy realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This adaptation of Chaim Potok’s stirring novel presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of identity and what it means to be an artist.
Presented by Cherry Creek Theatre and the Mizel Arts and Culture Center as part of the 2018 JAAMM Festival
For any artist who’s had to work to convince those around him the pursuit is worth the time, or for any son or daughter who’s struggled to reconcile their wants with those of their parents, ‘My Name Is Asher Lev’ is a relatable story.Alex Miller, OnStage Colorado
Bernie is so pleased to be returning to one of his favorite artistic homes,...
Bernie is so pleased to be returning to one of his favorite artistic homes, Cherry Creek Theatre, where he directed some favorite shows including Side by Side by Sondheim, A Grand Night for Singing, 12 Angry Men and All My Sons. Bernie has twice been nominated for the Colorado Theatre Guild’s Henry Award for Best Director (Avenue Q and Rabbit Hole) and serves as the Artistic Director for both Vintage Theatre and Lowry’s Spotlight Theater. Bernie’s directing tastes span the spectrum from dramas like A Time to Kill and Suddenly Last Summer to comedies like The Lyons and Harvey to musicals like Billy Elliot and Hello, Dolly! Many thanks to Susie, Mark, and Maxine for the opportunity to grow artistically (and in heart) with Cherry Creek Theatre.
Christy is thrilled to be making her Cherry Creek Theatre debut in My Name...
Christy is thrilled to be making her Cherry Creek Theatre debut in My Name is Asher Lev. She most recently played Grace in Leap at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Master Class Project, and Gail in Not Just Anybody for the And Toto Too play crawl. Other favorite roles include Rose in Dancing at Lughnasa, Peter in Peter Pan, and Tess in Six Degrees of Separation. Christy has studied at Playhouse West in Los Angeles, and at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She’d like to think all of her amazing teachers and mentors.
Josh is thrilled to be able to perform at the Cherry Creek Theatre for the...
Josh is thrilled to be able to perform at the Cherry Creek Theatre for the third time! His experiences in both The Baby Dance and Beau Jest were ones that he will remember forever. Being artistic as an actor, and growing up with rich Jewish traditions, My Name is Asher Lev really hits home for him. He also just finished performing as Charlie in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman at the Edge Theatre in Lakewood. Josh would like to extend a personal thank you to his family and friends for being so encouraging and supportive in his passion for the arts, especially his wife Zarah, and two children Sophia and Miles.
Josue Ivan Prieto
Josue Ivan is in his last year of his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting...
Josue Ivan is in his last year of his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting at the University of Northern Colorado. Josue recently has worked in a variety of productions such as She Kills Monsters as Steve, Ramon Esquivel’s play for young audiences, Luna, as Papa, and The Pillowman as Katurian. He is very excited and proud to be a part of the wonderful cast of My Name is Asher Lev and hopes that you enjoy the show. Josue Ivan would also like to thank his family, friends and his girlfriend Lyndsay Krausa for the love and support they give him.