The Chosen is an adaptation from the award-winning novel by Chaim Potok. It is the story of two boys, two fathers, and two very different Jewish communities—"five blocks and a world apart"—in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn in the 1940s. Set against the backdrop of WWII, amidst the revelation of the Holocaust and through the desperate struggle of Zionism; THE CHOSEN is not political or religious, but deeply human. The main characters Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders are both passionate and intelligent young men. When Reuven is injured by Danny during a heated baseball game between their rival yeshivas schools, 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 all make on the path to understanding, respect, and reconciliation.