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Portrait of the Artist

How do you decide between your faith and what your soul tells you is right? Asher Lev is a Hasidic Jew who was born to be an artist. His soul responds to images of the Crucifixion, which upsets his devout father — an assistant to the Rebbe — and causes his mother no small amount of grief. Can't Asher be both an artist and an observant Jew? Chaim Potok's My Name Is Asher Lev illuminates the tension between obeying tradition and living in the modern world, and the constant generational struggle between parents and children. New Jewish Theatre presents Aaron Posner's stage adaptation of My Name Is Asher Lev at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (October 6 through 24), with an additional 7:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, October 17, in the Wool Studio Theatre at the Jewish Community Center (2 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur; 314-442-3283 or Tickets are $26 to $36.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays. Starts: Oct. 7. Continues through Oct. 24, 2010

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