The new work CHOSEN, by playwright John Mitchell is his second offering in the “Love in Time of War” trilogy.
It follows veteran Dr. Aloysius "Big Al” Sam as he celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Montford Point Marines Association in 2013. Through his eyes, we see how three jazz musicians from Harlem become soldiers in the segregated Marine Corps, survive the perils of World War II and for Big Al, find love.
Actors Gareth Lawson, Nicole Betancourt, Jerry Soto and Joe Loper bring the characters to life.
CHOSEN as a part of its New Play Reading Series presented by The Frank Silvera Writer's Workshop, in residence at The Center for Arts & Culture at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop was founded in 1973 by playwright/director Garland Lee Thompson, along with famed actor/director Morgan Freeman, director/actress Billie Allen Henderson and journalist Clayton Riley, as a living memorial to the late actor, director, teacher and producer, Frank Silvera (1914-1970). The Workshop has been based in the heart of Harlem, New York, for over 30 years and is now in residence at The Center for Arts & Culture in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.