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‘My Name Is Asher Lev’ coming to Tucson stage

Art Almquist as Aryeh Lev, Carrie Hill as Rivkeh Lev and Steve Wood as Asher Lev in Live Theatre Workshop’s production of ‘My Name Is Asher Lev’

Live Theatre Workshop will present “My Name Is Asher Lev” by Aaron Posner, adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok, through Nov. 12, with a preview performance Oct. 7.

Set in post-war Brooklyn, “My Name Is Asher Lev” is the story of a boy’s passionate desire to follow his muse and be a painter — against the will of his family, his community and his tradition. Potok’s  1972 novel received rave reviews; the play has also drawn critical acclaim.

Performances will be held Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. For tickets, call 327-4242 or visit