Chaim Potok’s ‘The Chosen’ Given Stage Treatment at BSC

photo by Scott Barrow

photo by Scott Barrow

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Chaim Potok’s bestselling novel The Chosen is being given a stage adaptation by Aaron Posner and Potok himself at Barrington Stage Company, now through Saturday, August 3, 2013. The Chosen tells the much-beloved story of two boys, two fathers, and two very different Jewish communities in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Emmy-winning television and film star Richard Schiff, known to audiences as Toby Ziegler on “The West Wing,” stars as Reb Saunders.  Schiff recently starred at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in O’Neill’s Hughie.

The production is directed by Aaron Posner,  who is currently represented Off-Broadway with the Outer Critics Circle Award-winning play My Name Is Asher Lev, also based on a Chaim Potok novel, and the winner of this year’s John Gassner Playwriting Award.  Posner’s BSC credits include directing last season’s Lungs and the sold-out run of My Name Is Asher Lev in 2011.

Performances of The Chosen are Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm, Wednesday and Friday matinees at 2pm (excluding July 19). Additional matinees Saturday, August 3 at 2pm. Tickets start at $20. Seniors: $39 and $34 all matinees. Low priced previews July 18-20 are $15/$20.  Youth ages 6-18, tickets $15 all performances (subject to availability).

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Barrington Stage Box Office at 413-236-8888 or visit Barrington Stage Company. The Box Office is located at 30 Union Street, Pittsfield.

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