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A standing room-only hit wherever it has played, this award-winning adaptation is the story of two boys, two fathers and two very different Jewish communities - "five blocks and a world apart" - in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, in the 1940s.  Set against a backdrop of World War II, the revelation of the Holocaust, and the desperate struggle of Zionism.  THE CHOSEN remains not essentially political or religious, but deeply human.  Reuven Malter, gentle son of a gentle scholar and Danny Saunders, son and spiritual heir to the formidable Rabbi Saunders, are both passionate and intelligent young men.  When Reuven is injured by Danny during a heated baseball game between their rival yeshivas, a unique, intensifying friendship is born between the boys.  Through this friendship, the visions their fathers embody - the mystic and the rationalist - are brought into confrontation.  The mystery of Danny's cruelly austere upbringing "in silence" is gradually unravelled.  As the boys grow to manhood, they are forced to learn important lessons about each other,

their fathers and themselves.

THE CHOSEN is a story of the love of fathers and sons, the quarrels of friendship, and, despite the tensions between youth and age, the transmission of moral heritage from one generation to another.

Not to be missed ...

16 AUGUST -

3 SEPTEMBER 2005

Phoenix Theatre

Written by

CHAIM POTOK

AARON POSNER

Directed by

DANNY GESUNDHEIT

Produced by

ESTHER GROSS

Starring

BEN MORLEY

ADAM WAJNBERG

STEVEN CURTIS

GEORGE WERTHER

MICHAEL SZUC

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