‘My Name is Asher Lev’ and more at Rockland’s Penguin Rep Theatre
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‘My Name is Asher Lev’ and more at Rockland’s Penguin Rep Theatre

Max Wolkowitz, left, and Howard Pinhasik in Penguin Rep Theatre’s production of “My Name is Asher Lev.” (Stephen Nachamie)
Max Wolkowitz, left, and Howard Pinhasik in Penguin Rep Theatre’s production of “My Name is Asher Lev.” (Stephen Nachamie)

Penguin Rep Theatre, under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, continues the Rockland County-based professional company’s 38th season with “My Name is Asher Lev” by Aaron Posner. Stephen Nachamie directs the show, adapted from Chaim Potok’s best-selling novel. Performances are through August 2.

“Becoming Dr. Ruth,” about Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became Dr. Ruth, stars Anne O’Sullivan, left, who understudied the title role in the recent Off-Broadway production. (Courtesy  Penguin Rep Theatre)
“Becoming Dr. Ruth,” about Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became Dr. Ruth, stars Anne O’Sullivan, left, who understudied the title role in the recent Off-Broadway production. (Courtesy Penguin Rep Theatre)

From August 14 to September 6, Penguin will present “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” written by Mark St. Germain, the author of “Freud’s Last Session” and co-author of last season’s “The Fabulous Lipitones.” The comedy stars Anne O’Sullivan. Dr. Ruth Westheimer and author Mark St. Germain will be at the August 16 official opening, which will include a post-performance discussion, followed by coffee and cake.

Performances are at Penguin’s 108-seat theater, 7 Crickettown Road in Stony Point, N.Y. On September 26, SUNY Rockland Community College’s Cultural Arts Theatre in Suffern, N.Y., will be the venue for Jake Ehrenreich’s musical comedy “A Jew Grows in Brooklyn.” Penguin Rep Theatre is a not-for-profit professional Equity theatre.

For information, go to www.penguinrep.org, or call (845) 786-2873.

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