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