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30 Union Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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”)
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.
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 directed…The 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
Pat McCorkle, CSA
The Chosen is sponsored by Rhoda Herrick.