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The Chosen Reviews

Arena Stage - Fichandler (Washington, DC)

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65 ratings
4.7 average rating
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2 reviews
56 stars
attended Mar 16 2011

A wonderful story expertly told by five fine actors. The intimate setting of the Fichandler Theatre at Arena Stage was perfect for this play. We sat in the first row, almost on the stage, and could appreciate subtleties of the actors'...continued

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14 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 12 2011

The story, acting and presentation were superb. Occasionally there were acoustical problems when players had their back to the audience.

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13 reviews
25 stars
attended Mar 16 2011

The entire production of The Chosen was outstanding! The set was excellent and the cast used the theatre in the round to great advantage. And most important, the entire cast was perfect, all the dialogue was was well enunciated all of the men...continued

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6 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 12 2011

The book by Chaim Potok was excellent and had universal appeal. The adaptation as a play was earnst but added nothing to the book and wasn't as good. And sitting in the last row with our Goldstar tickets, a friend and I struggled to hear some of...continued

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30 reviews
33 stars
attended Mar 16 2011

I loved everything about this performance, starting with the set before the actors even appeared onstage. And when they did appear, they were perfect for their roles. There was no jarring moment of forcing oneself to accept an actor who strains...continued

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21 reviews
16 stars
attended Mar 27 2011

It is a story on many levels: father/son relations, secular vs religion, and most important the resolution of opposing values/commitments

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11 reviews
13 stars
attended Mar 16 2011

This was a fabulous rendition of a very sensitive story. Acting was incredibly great - and stage props just perfect. I recomend it to persons of all ages from middle school on.

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 24 2011

Terrific cast, great script! Absolutely recommend the show.

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 27 2011

Difficulty understanding actors with back to audience.

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 23 2011

The show was warm, entertaining and extremely touching.

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24 reviews
33 stars
attended Mar 16 2011

i had wonderful third row seats. the show is well-acted and well done all around. you won't be sorry if you see it. it was fabulous theater.

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18 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 17 2011

This performance of "The Chosen" was superb. The play was innovatively written and staged, and the performance was excellent. Our recommendation: you don't want to miss this.

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18 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

We loved this show. The acting was terrific and the staging was very creative. The new Arena Stage theater is gorgeous.

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18 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 19 2011

Well done choreography/staging so that every perspective was interesting without a lot of artificial movement in the circular theatre. Each actor had a lot of believability. The story line was fine until the too quick segway about Zionism toward...continued

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17 reviews
59 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

I recommended this to everyone I saw! A shame it was closing the next day! It really evoked not just the spirit of Chaim Potok's book, but the mood and feelings of that time. Even the light was right and the sound of the bat cracking in the...continued

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11 reviews
13 stars
attended Mar 16 2011

Great acting, interesting story, creative direction and set. Another enjoyable evening at Arena's new theatre.

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10 reviews
21 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

Well staged and acted, faithful to the book but with an added dimension on stage. A very entertaining evening of theater.

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9 reviews
14 stars
attended Mar 12 2011

Acting, sets and staging were wonderful. Moving and intense. I liked seeing Jews in this light...very possitive. Faithful to book.

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

GREAT ACTING AND STORY, BUT THE SOUND LEFT MUCH TO BE DESIRED. WHEN THE ACTORS TURNED AWAY, WHAT THEY SAID WAS LOST.

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 23 2011

Excellent in every respect, adaptation, staging, sound, lighting, acting. Much better than the movie version.

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