Thechosen 030211

The Chosen

Arena Stage - Fichandler (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

65 ratings
4.7 average rating
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7 reviews
13 stars
Sonia Rickman
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6 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

The story was enjoyable, moments of laughter, and tears.

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6 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 09 2011

This was one of the most powerful plays I have ever seen. The play itself is first rate. The acting and directing are outstanding. It truly was one of the best theater experiences of my life and I have seen many, many plays.

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5 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

excellent play.... i loved the book, so seeing this play was a real treat,.

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5 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 09 2011

I really went to the play to see the new Arena Theatre which I had not visited before. However, I was very surprised to enjoy the play as much as I did since I remembered having read the book many years ago and not particularly liked it. This...continued

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 24 2011

i went with a group of 27 friends, with both Jews and goyim, and all of us had a great experience. the play is quite deep and intense, and we loved the intellectual and emotional nature of it!

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13 events
5 reviews
14 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

The 5 actors did a fabulous job & the set was so simple but wonderful.

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

This was a wonderful play with humor, intellectual stimulation, touching emotional scenes and excellent acting. The plot by Potok is an insightful view of the internal struggles that ensue when the values of modern society are in conflict with...continued

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4 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 23 2011

I went with a group of 5 friends, one of whom was Jewish, 4 of whom had read the book many years ago. We all loved it! The glossary in the program and the context of the play were helpful in explaining the Jewish terms. No one should miss this...continued

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4 reviews
18 stars
attended Mar 23 2011

Powerful performances. I loved the book and it was even better on stage.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 16 2011

Beautifully acted and true to the novel. My only criticism is that many lines were lost due to the configuration of the stage and the position of the actors in relation to the four-sided audience.

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 12 2011

Fabulous production- great staging casting and experience

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 23 2011

The show was warm, entertaining and extremely touching.

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 16 2011

This was an excellent production -- every member of the cast was outstanding. I have urged everyone I've talked to since yesterday to see "The Chosen" -- one of the finest plays I've seen lately.

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2 reviews
16 stars
attended Mar 09 2011

A wonderful story of friendship and love between young and old.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

Fantastic adaptation of a wonderful book. Fantastic acting in a riveting, intense drama. Go see it! (Don't look for any women characters, though. All five actors are men, and women only get small mention. But that's characteristic of Potok's books.)

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

I think the staging and writing made the characters too stylized. I don't think they were fleshed out enough. As a revuewer elswhere suggested, the use of the adult Reuben as narrator was not particularly elucidating, but instead appeared to be...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 23 2011

Oh my. This theatre is breathtaking. There were multiple stages and this one was taking place in the round. Theater J used the limited space well, I was truly impressed. I read the book about 15 years ago and was excited to see the stage...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Mar 12 2011

Enjoyed the show very much. Unfortunately the actors' backs were to us often, but we could still hear. The theater is intimate so you can certainly see everything. The 5 actors who carried the entire show were amazing. Definitely worthwhile...continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Mar 09 2011

excellent production, well acted, especially by both Reuvens (introducing "older Reuven" is excellent way to fill in the blanks for those who might not have read the book) and Danny's rabbi father.

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