For over 10 years, Arizona Jewish Theatre Company has been collecting food at its preview performances to give to local food banks. For its newest show, ” My Name is Asher Lev,” the drive will expand to all performances.
Audience members are asked to bring a non-perishable food items the performance. The theater will be collecting both general food items for food banks as well as Passover items to be given to Jewish families for the upcoming Passover holiday. Passover items will be distributed by the Bureau of Jewish Education Passover Food Drive.
Donations also are welcome at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd., throughout the week before Passover, April 11-15.
Written by Aaron Posner, and adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok, “My Name is Asher Lev” runs through April 3 at the John Paul Theatre on the Phoenix College Campus, 1202 W. Thomas Rd. Parking is in the north lot off 11th Avenue, south of Osborn (the southwest corner of Flower St & 11th Ave).
The play follows the journey of a young Orthodox Jewish painter torn between his upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. Learn more.