★★★★★ - Irresistible
Last weekend -- Jewish Repertory Theatre of Nevada offered a staged reading that felt more like a full-scaled production. With scripts in hand, the four-member, mostly Equity cast performed My Name Is Asher Lev, written by Aaron Posner and adapted from the acclaimed novel by Chaim Potok. Such a remarkable 5-Star event is very costly to produce with union actors, so was limited to just two performances over the past weekend!
Set in post WWII Brooklyn, My Name Is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hasidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his genius threate