Ari Brand

Streamlining The Double Life Of ‘Asher Lev’

In the battle for the painter’s soul, Aaron Posner’s new production leaves out the art but not the war within.

11/20/2012
Special to the Jewish Week

Does an artist have a responsibility to anything other than his or her art? In Chaim Potok’s novel, “My Name is Asher Lev,” a young chasidic painter in Brooklyn discovers that his artistic talent clashes irreconcilably with the dictates of his family and community.

Ari Brand as Asher Lev: Caught between art and family. Photos by Joan Marcus
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