PLEASE NOTE: We will have two productions running simultaneously as ART opens on August 7, before the close of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV on August 25. Some dates and times will vary from our normal calendar run, so visit the link above for a full schedule of performances.
“Pay What You Can” Nights
Sundays 8/18 & 8/25 @ 8pm
"Best play of the decade. Powerful, moving, inspirational. Will probably see it again."
"Brilliant production of an absolutely magnificent script. Thanks again American Stage for bring Asher Lev to life!"
"Tightly written & performed, brilliantly staged, amazing talent on stage and behind the scenes."
"The play was riveting, mesmerizing and so amazingly staged and acted that several scenes are still with me. What a wonderful production of a beautiful play! I visited St. Pete over the weekend and was at the show on Saturday night. Thank you so much for doing this wonderful play – it was exquisite and heartfelt – congratulations. It was my first visit to American Stage and it was splendid."
"I saw the performance last evening and it was excellent. Please convey to the three actors this patron's enjoyment at top quality performances and insights into religion, family, generation differences and the role and meaning of art and the artist."
Winner of the 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award
for “Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play”
"A triumph. One of the best plays of the year." - Huffington Post
Four Stars - Critics Pick - Time Out NY
"A profound declaration of the power of storytelling on a stage." -Philadelphia Inquirer
"Thought-provoking, humorous and deeply insightful." -Talkin' Broadway
“You Should See It, Everyone Should See It!” – New York Magazine
MY NAME IS ASHER LEV follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist.
Brief nudity in the context of a woman modeling for a painting.
Chris Crawford* -- Asher Lev
Brian Webb Russell* -- The Men
Georgina McKee -- The Women
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2013-2014 Season -
Mainstage Ticket Prices and Performance Times:
Performances are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm.
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 3pm
2013-2014 Performance Pricing: $29 Thursday Previews $39 Wednesday, Thursday Evenings and Saturday and Sunday Matinees $49 Friday and Saturday Evenings
$59 Opening Night - includes pre-performance reception
Student Advance tickets are $20.
Students Rush tickets are $10, 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Senior Discount - Receive $2 off single tickets.
Active military tickets are FREE with valid military I.D. presented to our box office for serving our country. They will also receive 20% off additional tickets for friends and family. Please contact the box office for further details.
We want to fill our house!
In the event that you are unable to use your tickets, please call our box office 24 hours in advance of scheduled performance. You can exchange your tickets for another performance of the same production. Thank you in advance for your communication so that we can allow as many people as possible to enjoy show.
American Stage Theatre Company is located at the Raymond James Theatre,
163 3rd Street North in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.
For tickets, please call the American Stage Box Office at (727) 823-PLAY (7529) or
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