Theatrical Outfit Presents My Name is Asher Lev

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Theatrical Outfit is proud to announce My Name is Asher Lev, based on the novel by Chaim Potok, August 22 – September 16, 2012 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, starring Nick Arapoglou, Lane Carlock and Brian Kurlander and directed by Mira Hirsch.

Possessing a prodigious artistic ability, Asher Lev is driven to draw and paint the world as he sees it. Born into a Hasidic family in post-World War II Brooklyn, his artistic genius threatens to estrange him from both his parents and his observant Jewish community. A fascinating coming-of-age story that seamlessly explores art, family and religion.

“This is religion vs. art in a young man who believes in both.”
-Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post

WHAT: My Name is Asher Lev. Stage adaptation by Aaron Posner of the novel by Chaim Potok. Recommended for 16 and up.

WHERE: Theatrical Outfit
The Balzer Theater at Herren’s
84 Luckie Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

WHEN: August 22 – September 16, 2012. Performances are Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.; $15 Saturday Matinee on Sat 9/8 at 2:30 p.m. Group discounts available; call 678.528.1497.

TICKETS: $15 – $43. Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday, noon to 6:00 p.m. and prior to performances. 1.877.725.8849; http://www.theatricaloutfit.org/.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Mira Hirsch is a theater director, actor, producer, facilitator and teacher. She was the founder and sole Artistic Director of Jewish Theatre of the South for the whole of the company’s thirteen-year history. Directing credits include Israeli playwright Motti Lerner’s Pangs of the Messiah (Alliance Theatre Black Box), Genesis Stage’s staged reading of Deb Margolin’s Imagining Madoff and the world premiere of Hank Kimmel’s Shorts (Jewish Theatre of the South). Hirsch is thrilled to make her Theatrical Outfit directing debut, having last worked with T.O. as an actor several years ago in The Immigrant.

ABOUT THE CAST

Nick Arapoglou was previously seen at T.O. in Big River (Suzi Bass Award Best Musical). Recent credits include Tempest at Georgia Shakespeare, Spring Awakening at Actor’s Express and Avenue Q at Horizon Theatre (Suzi Bass Award for “Best Lead Actor in a Musical”). Nick has appeared in 15 regional/national commercials, and TV shows on VH1 and BET.

Lane Carlock has worked with Actors Express, Horizon, Synchronicity, The Alliance, Theatre in the Square, and more. She’s a veteran of hundreds of commercials, voiceovers, and industrials. Film/TV: Once Upon a Jedi, The Other Side, and Guilty Bystanders. TV: “Atlanta’s Best New Homes”, Discovery’s “Dollars and Sense”, Cablevision’s “Get ClarkSmart”, and USA’s Necessary Roughness.

Brian Kurlander has traveled the United States working with: The New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, NYC’s Pearl Theatre Company and Director’s Company. In Los Angels: Garry Marshal’s Falcon Theatre, The Hudson Guild, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, The 24th Street Theatre and The Mark Taper Auditorium. Regionally with: The Denver Center Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and Utah Shakespearean Festival. Locally Brian has performed with Georgia Shakespeare Festival, Actor’s Express, Synchronicity Theatre, and Serenbe Playhouse.