The ChosenThe Chosen

May 11-21, 2017
Adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok
From the novel by Chaim Potok
Co-presented by the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC and Theater LaB Houston

A standing-room-only hit wherever it has played, this award winning adaptation is the story of two boys (Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders), two fathers and two very different Jewish communities  five blocks and a world apart  in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in the 1940s.

Set against the backdrop of WWII, the revelation of the Holocaust, and the desperate struggle of Zionism. The Chosen remains not essentially political or religious but deeply human.

Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders are both passionate and intelligent young men. When Reuven is injured by Danny during a heated baseball game between the rival yeshivas, a unique friendship is born. As the boys grow to manhood, they are forced to learn important lessons about each other, their fathers and themselves.

 This is a story of friendship, family and difficult choices that we must make on the path to understanding, respect and reconciliation.

Thursday, May 11 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 13 | 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 14 | 3:00 PM
Thursday, May 18 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 20 | 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 21 | 3:00 PM

General Reserved Seating $22 
Premium Seating $32 
Elite Seating $42

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Jewish Community Center Stage Performing Arts School (JCCS)

Featuring talented young performers grades 3-6 from our community. 

The Lion King Experience
April 27–May 7, 2017
A coming-of-age tale set in the African savannah.

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For more information on the programs listed above, please contact Marilyn Hassid at or 713.595.8162. 

Interested in volunteering? Please contact Jasmine Ross at or 713.551.7215.