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Two jewish men, one more orthodox than the other, looking at the Brooklyn Bridge.

Linda & Gary Greenberg and Andrea & Dr. Edward Herzig present

The Chosen

  • By Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok
  • Directed by Aaron Posner

April 13 – May 12, 2024

MOE AND JACK'S PLACE — THE ROUSE THEATRE

ABOUT THE SHOW

How can two directly opposing ideas exist together? Chaim Potok’s classic novel intimately explores such complex and thought-provoking questions in a moving adaptation for the stage. It’s 1940s Brooklyn where two Jewish boys, Reuven and Danny, are both immersed in the religious instruction of their fathers and the traditions of their disparate communities. They live five blocks from each other but are a world apart. However, fate plays its hand, in the strangest of ways, and forges a life-changing friendship as they grow into adulthood. This hugely popular adaptation — often selling out theatres across the U.S. — is a heartfelt exploration of Jewish culture and the human ability to reach out across differences. 

ADVISORY

The Chosen is recommended for teenage and adult audiences. As Reuven and Danny navigate adolescence and young adulthood, they and their fathers discuss complex themes and ideas regarding the Jewish faith, world affairs of the 1940s and other mature issues.

VIEW PROGRAM

You can view the Digital Program now online.

Digital Program

RUNNING TIME

This show runs approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with a 20-minute intermission.

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ARTISTS


Eli Mayer

Reuven Malter

Ron Orbach

Reb Saunders

Hillel Rosenshine

Daniel Saunders

Steve Routman

David Malter

Chaim Potok

Playwright

Aaron Posner

Adapter/Director

Daniel Conway

Set Designer

Helen Q. Huang

Costume Designer

Noele Stollmack

Lighting Designer

Josh Schmidt

Sound Designer/Original Music

Jonathan Hetler

Casting Director

Brooke Redler

Stage Manager

Andrea L. Shell

Second Stage Manager

Brandon T. Holmes

Assistant Stage Manager


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