Friday, April 26, 2013

Unicorn "My Name is Asher Lev" review by Steve Wilson

One of the most dramatic plays to be presented in Kansas City opened Saturday night at the Unicorn Theatre. “My Name is Asher Lev” by Aaron Posner, from the novel by Chaim Potok and directed by Cynthia Levin is the story of an artist, an artist torn between his desire to paint and his strict Jewish upbringing. Though many of the terms used by the actors may be foreign to anyone not of the Jewish faith, it is only a short time before the audience is able to understand what is going on without looking at the sheet of glossary words that accompany the Playbill.

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