The Chosen

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There are two plays by this name.

The Chosen by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok

Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok, it 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 Chosen by Mario Schiess

Also found as The Chosen One

This is a one-woman monologue on the theme of Medea. Performed by the Backlash Theatre Company at the KKNK 1997 and the National Arts Festival 1997, directed by Mario Schiess and featuring Catherine Mace. In 1998 it was performed at the Grahamstown Festival Fringe by Mace, now using the title The Chosen One .


Festival programmes, KKNK and National Arts Festival, 1997.

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