Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My Name is Asher Lev

Last week I attended the opening night of the off-Broadway production of My Name is Asher Lev with my friend Ben. Our friend, James, is the Assistant Stage Manager for the show and scored us front row center seats. This was our view of the stage!
Up close and personal!

In fact, you can see our heads in a couple of pictures from the curtain call on Broadway World's website!
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The show was really good. I'm terrible at summaries, so I'll let Broadway.com take it away with the description:
Based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok, My Name is Asher Lev is a new American play set in post-war Brooklyn, which tells the coming-of-age story of a boy prodigy who must be a painter at any cost ---against the will of family, community and tradition.

I really enjoyed it, I was riveted and enthralled the entire 90 minute show and I thought the acting was superb. I especially liked Mark Nelson, who played the father and multiple other characters. He portrayed each of his roles in such a uniquely distinct way that I had no trouble at all knowing which character he was playing.
 
I'm so proud of my little Jamesy for making it to the big time - he's even got his own bio in the playbill and everything! Afterward, we went to the after-party at Vice Versa Restaurant on West 51st street for some food and an open bar! Getting home after midnight was certainly a late night for a Wednesday (especially given that Chris and I are an old married couple and like to be in bed by 10:30) but it was well worth it!

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great show and just the kind of story I would like! I may even look for the novel now.

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    1. Yea, I might look for the book too it was def. interesting!

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  2. Hello Laura,

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    Hope you enjoy!!

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