1st Stage Announces The Chosen, Based on the Beloved Novel By Chaim Potok

1st Stage Announces The Chosen, Based on the Beloved Novel By Chaim Potok

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.” – The Los Angeles Times

The 1st Stage production of The Chosen by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok features Sasha Olinick
(previously seen in The Phlebotomist and Fly By Night), Ethan Miller (previously seen in The Last Match and Swimming with Whales), Zach Brewster-Geisz, and Jacob Pelzman-Kern. The production is directed by 1st Stage Artistic Director, Alex Levy.

The design team includes: scenic design by Nadir Bey, costume design by Rakell Foye, lighting design by William D’Eugenio, sound design and original compositions by Ethan Balis, and props design by Luke Hartwood.

The Chosen will run at 1st Stage from September 28-October 15, 2023 with show times as
follows: Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

General admission tickets are dynamically priced at $25 (limited availability), $35 (limited availability), and $55. Student, educator, and military tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased online
at www.1ststage.org or by calling the 1st Stage box office at 703-854-1856.

The run time is approximately two-hours with one intermission. Captions and audio description will be offered for select performances. Check www.1stStage.org for the schedule.

Coming next to 1st Stage 

December 7-24, 2023 features a look back to the American frontier with Quilters by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, directed by Deidra LaWan Starnes. April 4-21, 2024, The Nancewritten by Douglas Carter Beane recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque’s heyday. The season will conclude with the world premiere of Postcards From Ihatov, created and directed by Natsu Onoda Power, playing from June 6- 24, 2024. Individual tickets and season subscriptions are available today at www.1ststage.org.


The Chosen 
by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok
directed by Alex Levy


September 28-October 15, 2023

  • Thursdays at 7:30pm
  • Fridays at 7:30pm
  • Saturdays at 2 and 7:30pm
  • Sundays at 2pm


1st Stage
1524 Spring Hill Road 
Tysons, VA 22102

  • $25-$50 general admission
  • $15 students, educators, and military. 

Purchase online at www.1ststage.org or 703-854-1856.

About 1st Stage

1st Stage Theatre is an award-winning professional theatre in the heart of Tysons, Virginia. The company serves as a cultural hub for the community producing first-rate theatrical productions as well as hosting professional musicians, orchestras, and visual artists, and providing educational opportunities for the community. Winner of Outstanding Production for the past two seasons (The Brothers Size and Fly By Night), 1st Stage was nominated for 18 Helen Hayes Awards in 2020. Other awards include the American Theatre Wing’s National Theatre Company award. Additionally, 1st Stage is a renewed member of the Catalogue for Philanthropy class of 2020-2021. In September 2016, The Wall Street Journal called 1st Stage “one of America’s most impressive smaller regional companies.” For more information, visit 1st Stage online at www.1ststage.org or follow the theater on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

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