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Arena Stage - Fichandler
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
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16 reviews
14 stars
Parking: disastrous! We drove around for 20+ minutes and missed the beginning of the show. The residential zoned parking down there is in effect 7 days a week, from 8 am to midnight, making on-street parking impossible for a show. Even metered -- except for a few spots on Maine Avenue. We finally made it through the endless automated voice prompts on Arena Stage's phone line to reach a person to ask where to park. "1101 N Street has a parking garage. Not really -- it's monthly parking only. But across the street, at the 1100 building, if you go down an alley and around to the back of the building (very poor signage), there is an entrance into the garage for the public. $12 on the weekends. Really?!! In SW DC ?
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The meal at the Catwalk Cafe was surprisingly wonderful! What a find!
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"The Chosen"
65 ratings
4.7 average rating
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24 events
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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14 reviews
26 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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Quotes & Highlights

“Stunning! A great universal work!” —_Around Town _
Read the Washington Post review of The Chosen


Adapted and directed by Aaron Posner

Based upon the novel by Chaim Potok

Designed by Jim Kronzer, Nancy Schertler, James Sugg and Kate Turner Walker

Featuring Rick Foucheux, Edward Gero and Aaron Davidman with Derek Thompson and Joshua Morgan

The much beloved story of two boys, two fathers, and two very different Jewish communities in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Aaron Posner’s award-winning adaptation introduces us to two passionate, intelligent 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. Theater J is thrilled to offer this 10th anniversary staging of its hit production as Arena Stage’s first local guest company in residence.

About the Ticket Supplier: Arena Stage

Arena Stage today stands as a flagship American theater. Arena Stage was one of the first not-for-profit theaters in the United States, as well as a pioneer of the regional theater movement. It was the first regional theater to transfer a production to Broadway, the first invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and the first to receive a Tony Award. Taking a leadership role in extending theater’s horizons, Arena Stage has implemented groundbreaking policies and programs, promoting diversity in all aspects of theater, from theatergoing to production.

The Arena Stage legacy of world-class productions includes vast epics, charged dramas, rousing musicals, and probing profiles. From the monumental to the developmental, Arena Stage has helped build the canon of American theater. While they produce American classics, Arena Stage premieres new American plays and supported works in progress. They’ve nurtured artistic growth and engaged the community, broadening and intensifying the theatrical experience for one and all. And yet, in spite of it all, in their second half-century they see themselves as more fresh, restless and dynamic than ever.