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The Chosen

February 5 - March 12, 2005

Leo K. Theater

Questions of faith and its place in our lives permeate The Chosen, the play adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok from Potok’s classic novel. While faith is also divisive in this tale of growing up in different religious traditions in Brooklyn during the 1940s, the bond between friends or between fathers and sons can bridge even that chasm. This story of two fathers and their teen-age sons unfolds amid a bustling Jewish neighborhood in 1944 Brooklyn. One Hasidic and one Orthodox, the boys serve as catalysts and guides for one another’s transition to manhood. Set against the backdrop of World War II, the revelation of the Holocaust, and the desperate struggle of Zionism, The Chosen is ultimately not fundamentally political or religious, but deeply human.

Cast and Production

Cast

Danny Saunders

Gabriel Baron

Reb Saunders

Eddie Levi Lee

David Malter

Larry Paulsen

Reuven Malter

Aaron Serotsky

Young Reuven Malter

Connor J. Toms

Production

Scenic Designer

Carey Wong

Costume Designer

Deborah Trout

Lighting Designer

Rick Paulsen

Sound Designer

Darren L. West

Sound Designer

Darren L. West

Associate Sound Designer

James Sugg

Stage Manager

JR Welden

Production Assistant

Nora Menkin