The Chosen tells the much-beloved story of two boys, two fathers, and two very different Jewish communities in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Set against the backdrop of World War II, Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok’s award-winning adaptation introduces us to Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders, both passionate, intelligent young boys on opposite sides of a baseball game. When the game takes a turn, and Reuven is injured by Danny, a unique friendship is born. As the boys grow up, they learn important lessons about their fathers, their community and themselves.
Adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok
From the novel by Chaim Potok
Directed by Aaron Posner
Featuring Emmy-winner Richard Schiff (Toby Ziegler on TV’s “The West Wing”)


Jeff Cuttler
Adam Heller
Ben Rosenbach
Richard Schiff
Richard Topol

Creative Team

Aaron Posner
Chaim Potok
Meghan Raham
Tyler Micoleau
James Sugg
Jason Weixelman
Pat McCorkle, CSA

The critics rave!

superb…gripping, powerful… At the heart of the production…is a mesmerizing performance by Richard Schiff”~Albany Times Union

“…one of the most memorable nights I have ever spent in the theatre. Ever…With a first rate cast at Barrington Stage, the tale of two fathers and their sons is both gripping theatre and food for thought.” ~Broadway World

engaging production, sensitively directedThe Chosen has as much suspense as the very best action movies”~TheaterMania

“a work of profound beauty…a marvel of theatrical perfection…you do not want the performance to end…Ultimately, this is a play about the universals of family, faith, and friendship which we all embrace.” ~Berkshire On Stage

BSC has struck gold… perfectly cast…By the end of the evening, they have become so alive and rich that you feel you have spent a lifetime getting to know them… excellent theatrically…providing the rewards that only the most genuine theater experiences can provide~Springfield/Hartford Examiner

memorable, marvelously acted” ~Troy Record

July 18 – August 3, 2013
Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA, 01201