It’s a primal scene of American drama: The angry, uncomprehending father argues with his rebellious son. The man’s wife — the boy’s mother — looks on, worried, her sympathy torn between the two.
Variations on that scene occur in “My Name Is Asher Lev,” Aaron Posner’s adaptation of Chaim Potok’s novel, now at the Westside Theater in a heartfelt production directed by Gordon Edelstein. Asher Lev (Ari Brand), a Hasid growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950s, is marked by that conflict with his father, which shapes him as a man and an artist.
The young Asher — a “prodigy in payos,” as one character says — has a gift for drawing. It acts on him like a compulsion (“Gotta draw!”) and puts him at odds with his father (Mark Nelson) and community.
The reviewer liked the first half better than the second, and I liked the second better than the first, so maybe you’ll like both! I can’t remember the last time I went to a play. Now I’m in a Broadway-mode I can’t afford. Whoops!
3 C-prints done so far for the art show!
BEST PLACE TO HELP A CHARITY WHILE BUYING STUFF”
As of today I’m officially a volunteer at Housing Works bookstore! I can’t wait to start next week because they are the coolest and everyone should buy books there.
Went to the NYHS for the first time last weekend! The WWI & NYC exhibit was awesome and I learned so many new facts! I think I need to work there at some point in my life.
Please join us, November 3rd, 2012, from 7-10pm, for a night a fun and creativity!
AMATEUR HOUR - A group art show featuring: Brittany Barnard, Ben Fitch, Jessica Kierson, Sarah Samuel & Emily Turner (me!). It’s my first art show so it’d be awesome if you came! I’ll be printing some pictures for the show and if you are so compelled, I can give them to you in return for some money.
There will also be poetry readings and live music.
Complimentary wine and beer served.
196A Stanton St. NY -NY
7:00 - 10:00 PM
AFTER PARTY TBA.
Here is the fb event link so you can tell the world.
The Moth StorySLAM at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is a pretty awesome venue you guys.
xoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxo We love The Moth! Next one is Tuesday, August 14, theme “About Time.” Join us?
The Moth is great! They did some work at Casita Maria in the Bronx and the kids’ stories were so emotional.
“До́ктор Жива́го,” by Бори́с Пастерна́к
“Doctor Zhivago,” by Boris Pasternak
Any excuse to make my very poor Russian skills seem useful! Plus I <3 this blog a lot.
October 1st - Halloween is here!
on my way home from campus a man dressed as a zombie tried to scare me into going to a haunted house, and then this little guy showed up in the mall on allen. i guess it’s time to pick a costume.