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Theater review: Emotions of play ‘The ‘Chosen’ survive intrusive narrator

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The substance of “The Chosen,” an adaptation by author Chaim Potok and Aaron Posner of Potok’s 1967 novel, kept me both intellectually and emotionally involved, especially in Act II, but the structure of the play often vitiated its impact. The writers have compromised one of theater’s unique dictates — showing — by telling, with a narrator who plays the grown-up Reuven Malter and other characters. After a short period of time, I began to dread ...

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