One of my ten favorite books is Chaim Potok’s My Name Is Asher Lev, so I was particularly excited that Atlanta’s supercool theater company Theatrical Outfit was putting on Aaron Posner’s play adaptation of the book last month. I was even more excited because I do the promo and archival photography for the plays at Theatrical Outfit–see where I’m going with this?
Actors Nick Arapoglou, Brian Kurlander, and Lane Carlock did a fantastic job. The play is so full of drama and intensity. As intense as this play is, though, I have never laughed harder during a shoot as I did during this one. Usually while we’re running parts of scenes to get photos, the actors are fully in the scene saying the lines from the play. These guys were cracking all kinds of jokes and trying to make each other laugh. They were making up new lines and just being hilarious. It was clear there was a great camaraderie among the three actors. Pretty cool.
If you’ve never seen a play at Theatrical Outfit, you really should check it out. And read My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok! Enjoy!