Twin Bill Theater’s ‘My Name is Asher Lev’ opens Feb. 18 | Inquirer Lifestyle

Twin Bill Theater’s ‘My Name is Asher Lev’ opens Feb. 18

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For its second season, Twin Bill Theater presents the Asian premiere of “My Name is Asher Lev,” Aaron Posner’s stage adaptation of the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok.

 

The play, directed by Steven Conde, opens Feb. 18 and runs until March 5 at Parks and Recreation Center (PARC) Manila, located at 494 Lt. Artiaga St., San Juan City.

 

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award, “My Name is Asher Lev” was called “rich, moving and surprisingly powerful” by The New York Times, and “as earnest as it is universal” by the New York Daily News.

 

The story is about Asher Lev, a young Hasidic Jew growing up in 1940s Brooklyn, who finds himself torn between the strict traditions of his family and his community, and his powerful artistic impulses.

 

Nelsito Gomez plays Asher Lev and headlines a tight cast that also includes Robie Zialcita and Naths Everett, who both take on multiple roles.

 

The artistic and production teams include Steven Conde (director), Virgilio Balanon II (set design), Vince Lim (sound design) and Joseph Matheu (lighting design); Francis Matheu (company manager), Wowie Bonto (production manager), Pocholo Angeles (stage manager), Toots Tolentino (publicity) and Christian Baluca (marketing, video and photography).

 

“My Name is Asher Lev” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services Inc.

 

Call 09167759374 or 8919999. Visit Twin Bill Theater on Facebook or www.twinbilltheater.com.

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