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Danny and Reuven meet painfully in the midst of a baseball game; Danny vindictively hits a line drive off Reuven's face to prove that his team is better, and by the transitive property, his Judaism is better as well. Danny's father is a hardcore Hasidic Jew, and so Danny must grow up and take his place in the community — this is not what Danny wants, however. Reuven is a modern Orthodox Jew whose father is something of a heretic to the Hasidic community, and so the boys' nascent friendship is beset by difficulties that are spiritual, personal and parental. Through World War II, the revelation of the Holocaust, the formation of Israel and their own teenage years, the boys support one another and grow up, sometimes together and sometimes apart. Chaim Potok's The Chosen presents two very different views of Judaism, humanism, teenagerism and silence. Mustard Seed Theatre performs Aaron Posner's stage adaptation of The Chosen at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (October 22 through November 7) at Fontbonne University's Fine Arts Theatre (6800 Wydown Boulevard; 314-719-8060 or Tickets are $15 to $30.
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