Main Stage Series

April 24th - May 12th


by Aaron Posner
Based on the book by Chaim Potok

Directed by Joseph Discher 

This award-winning play by Aaron Posner, based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok (the same writers of Playhouse on Park’s sold-out hit, THE CHOSEN) tells the story of Asher Lev, a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist.

"A profound declaration of the power of storytelling on a stage." --Philadelphia Inquirer.

Thought-provoking, humorous and deeply insightful."

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Performance Schedule

Previews on April 24 & 25, all seats $17.50 for Previews only. For other pricing, see our tickets page.

Opening Night: April 26 - wine and cheese reception before the show.


Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm
Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm, followed by a talk back with the cast.

Tuesday matinee: Tuesday, April 30 at 2:00pm

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Sean Harris, Artistic Director of Playhouse on Park, shares his thoughts about their upcoming play, "My Name is Asher Lev," by Aaron Posner and based on the book by Chaim Potok.


Talkin' Broadway

Journal Inquirer
From the Desk of Jim R, Take 2
New Haven Review
Bonnie Goldberg
In The Spotlight
Hartford Courant


JORDAN SOBEL* (Asher Lev): Playhouse on Park debut! Jordan is an actor, percussionist, fight designer and teaching artist. Recent credits include: Penguin Rep: CLEVER LITTLE LIES; Asolo Rep: DISGRACED; A.R.T.: THE DONKEY SHOW; Huntington Theatre: THE CORN IS GREEN. Television: THE VILLAGE (NBC). Training: MFA FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, BA in English Literature from Boston University. Jordan would like to thank the team at DGRW and his parents for their continuous love and support.

STEFANIE LONDINO (Woman): Playhouse on Park debut! Off-Broadway at the HERE Arts Center: Sybil WHISKEYPANTS; Actors Temple Theatre: Crystal Buehler FLAK HOUSE; The York Theatre: Madeline WHAT DO CRITICS KNOW?; Cortland Repertory Theatre: Jo WOMEN IN JEOPARDY. Stefanie also co-fronts West Side Waltz, a blues rock band with her beloved partner, Paul.

DAN SHOR* (The Men) Playhouse on Park: THE CHOSEN, HEAT; Collective, Pittsburgh Public, Guthrie, Mabou Mines, Old Globe Theaters among others. TV: JESSICA JONES, BULL, BLUE BLOODS, series regular: CAGNEY AND LACEY among others. Film: CROWN HEIGHTS, TRON, BILL AND TEDS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, WISE BLOOD among others. Reality TV: host SCREEN TEST: 3 Seasons, FASHION TV ASIA.

JOSEPH DISCHER (Director) is excited to be back at Playhouse on Park, where he directed A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN. Most recently, he directed the off-Broadway world premiere of VILNA, by Ira Fuchs. Off-Broadway: THE VIOLIN starring Robert Lu Pone (world premiere); BEN BUTLER at 59E59 (NYC premiere). Regional productions of BEN BUTLER at Barrington Stage Company, Majestic Theater, and New Jersey Repertory Company (world premiere). At Shakespeare Theatre of NJ: A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, WITTENBERG, OUR TOWN, HENRY IV: PART ONE, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, ARMS AND THE MAN, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, THE TEMPEST, AMADEUS, GALILEO, OF MICE AND MEN, THE FANTASTICKS, TWELFTH NIGHT, SCAPIN, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED). Florida Studio Theatre: ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS. Theatreworks: THE WEIR, RED, and AS YOU LIKE IT. The Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis: JULIUS CAESAR.

*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity, the professional union for actors and stage managers.

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