The Chosen

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

Following a twice-extended run of My Name is Asher Lev in 2016— making it the most successful production in 1st Stage’s history— 1st Stage brings another Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok adaptation to the region. Adapted from the well-loved novel, this critically acclaimed play takes us on a journey with two young Jewish boys as they navigate the complexities of their relationships with each other, their families, and their religion. Set against the backdrop of 1940s Brooklyn, The Chosen is a timeless story about the universal struggles of growing up and finding one's place in the world. “This production richly engages its audience in a broad range of topics, including the nature of friendship.” - Los Angeles Times

Production Information

Show Type
Approximate Running Time
120 minutes


Reuven Malter
Reb Saunders
Daniel Saunders
Daniel/Reuven Understudy

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Intimacy Coordinator
Adapted From
The Chosen, by Chaim Potok
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Props Designer/Master