A story about an unlikely friendship and the struggle to hold on to tradition in a modern world
Adapted by Aaron Posner & Chaim Potok,
Directed by T. Scott Wooten
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"Examines the freedom that comes with the passage from childhood to adulthood -- intellectual freedom, religious freedom, America's promise of freedom."
It is 1944 Brooklyn, and two Jewish boys grow up five blocks and a world apart. A standing-room-only hit wherever it has played, this award-winning adaptation (from the award-winning novel) is by the same creators of last year’s hit MY NAME IS ASHER LEV. The play begins when Reuven and Danny play a heated game of baseball between rival yeshivas…until one is badly hurt. As their unique friendship grows, they learn important lessons about their fathers, their community, and themselves.
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"THE CHOSEN teaches valuable lessons…[yet] never feels overwhelming.…a life-affirming play…, attempts to unearth the humanity behind the unsteady walls humans build around each other…hefty and meditative with a thread of sweetness that moves it along…Perhaps the strangest thing about THE CHOSEN is what's not there…It's a story about nattering between families, minus any noticeable nattering."
FOUR STARS -- American Stage’s The Chosen will move more than a select few…Choice drama…moving and illuminating…T. Scott Wooten’s staging is superb…strikingly good-looking production…notably intelligent play and should speak to anyone who’s ever made contact with someone on the other side of the many lines that divides us. – Mark E. Leib, Creative Loafing
"Astounding, Powerful...THE CHOSEN…is like visiting a moment from your past and not wanting to leave…five fine actors and an amazing set that elevates THE CHOSEN into an unforgettable experience…exquisitely directed and acted with a story that truly connects with audiences…The blocking is seamless, the acting soul-stirring, and the pace is spot on. This is one of the tightest productions you will ever see... For those who love the book, they will certainly love the show; for those who have never read it or know nothing about it, it will be a revelation."
What the Patrons are Saying:
"Fabulous performance last night. We were touched by the play and the acting. Great job to all! And thank you."
"Saw this play last night; it was outstanding! Cast, writing and direction all top notch. Two Blake students were terrific and held their own!"
"...[S]aw The Chosen last night. FANTASTIC! ...Great cast. Great set. Great Director and staff! Congratulations all around."
"Great job on The Chosen. An insightful, thought provoking play."
"American Stage at its best. Bravo!"
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