My Name Is Asher Lev (November 2017)

My Name is Asher Lev

My Name is Asher Lev

BY Aaron Posner
Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok

DIRECTED BY Joel Greenberg

Toronto premiere

Gerald Sheff & Shanitha Kachan present
a co-production with Harold Green Jewish Theatre

November 4 – 26, 2017

Greenwin Theatre
Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6R8

A young Jewish artist is torn between his Hasidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his creative promise. As his genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a triumphant and heartbreaking vision of what it means to be an artist.


“Thought-provoking, humorous and deeply insightful.”

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My Name is Asher Lev


Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge St, Toronto

Weekday matinees: November 8, 15, 22 & 23 @ 1PM

Student group rate: $18 (teachers receive complimentary tickets with student booking)

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Recommended for: Grades 9-12

Perfect for: Drama, English, Writer’s Craft, Visual Art, Religious & Family Studies

“When I was young, I would often look at myself in the mirror for a long time. Not for vanity. But because I was so curious about the person on the other side.” – Asher Lev

Generations clash in this stirring coming of age tale about a Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his artistic passion. Potok’s classic novel is brought to life with simple and imaginative theatricality as three actors in multiple roles portray a universal story sure to resonate deeply with high school students, about family, tradition, culture, faith, and the search for identity.

“Thought-provoking, humorous and deeply insightful.”

 Your experience at the theatre includes…

  • A comprehensive study guide complete with background information and pre- and post-show discussion questions and activities (study guide coming September 2017)
  • A talkback with cast members
  • Complimentary teacher tickets

Enhance your experience with a Studio 180 IN CLASS workshop. Cost not included in ticket price. Subsidies available. Apply today.

To make a booking or inquire further, please contact Jessica Greenberg at

Tickets to MY NAME IS ASHER LEV are available through Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company. Single tickets will go on sale August 1, 2017. To purchase a subscription, click here.