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    • March 27, 2024
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    The Chosen

    Milwaukee Rep Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
    Wednesday, March 27, 2024     1:30 pm Matinee

    A Deeply Emotional Story of Faith, Family & Friendship

    One of the most beloved novels of the 20th century comes to life in this captivating portrayal of faith, family, and friendship.  In 1940s Brooklyn, two brilliant young Jewish boys grow up sharing a love of baseball.  Although they live just five blocks from each other, the shadows of their fathers keep them a world apart.  As they reach adulthood, their complicated friendship will test the bounds of belief, understanding and reconciliation.  Set against the backdrop of WWII and the creation of the state of Israel, Chaim Potok's acclaimed story balances transformation and tradition, growing up and growing wise, and living out your truths – no matter the consequences.

    Critic’s Choice! "Deeply Emotional... Heartfelt.” – Los Angeles Times

    The Chosen will be staged in the large, yet intimate Quadracci Powerhouse Theater.  Information and photos about this unique theater venue.

    The Quadracci Powerhouse Theater is handicapped accessible. There is handrail support on each row as you descend and ascend the aisle.

    Directions to the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater: From the Milwaukee Rep’s Wells Street entrance, walk straight ahead under the atrium dome.  The Quadracci Theater is located on the Mezzanine Level. Take the elevator or walk up the white marble stairway.  From the Mezzanine Level elevator exit, walk around to the right into the Powerhouse Theater entrance.

    The Quadracci Powerhouse Theater is handicapped accessible. There is handrail support on each row as you descend and ascend the aisle.

    Tickets:  Our group will be in Prime seating in sections 3 and 4 on both sides of the center aisle of the theater.

    Accessibility Policy:  On the bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus.  If you need assistance, we require that you bring a friend to give you a hand.

    Pre-Show Discussion:  Optional, but free and highly recommended.  It starts at 12:45 PM, but you can enter at any time. 

    Free Time:  From 10:45 am until the show begins at 1:30 pm there will be free time for lunch, shopping, and exploring.  Lunch is on your own, but there is a Group Lunch Option to those who want to register, but may be hesitant... not knowing anyone and uncomfortable eating alone.  The Group Lunch Option addresses this concern and is a good way to make new theater trip friends. Just answer "Yes" to Group Lunch questions on the registration form.  Please note that the cost of lunch is separate and as such is not included in your registration fee.

    Our Group Lunch is at The Public Market  We will save tables on the  second-floor.  Each person is responsible for ordering, paying for and carrying their own meal from one of the nine unique eateries in the Public Market to the second floor dining area.  In addition to the nine eateries, there is a bakery, wine shop and bar, coffee shop, etc.  An elevator and stairs access the second floor and restrooms near the seating area.  Again, lunch is not included in your registration.

    Our bus will also drop-off and pick-up at the Milwaukee Public Market for lunch alternatives. There are many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose.  Many restaurants are still recovering from COVID or have changed over time so please check to see if they will be open and we highly recommend that you make a reservation.

    Historic Third Ward Official Restaurant List - Check to see if they are open.

    Historic Third Ward Official Shopping List - Check to see if they are open.


    Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service.  Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus.  When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave.   

    Don’t be late.  We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.

    Accessibility Policy: On the Kobussen Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus.  If you need assistance, we require that you bring a friend to give you a hand.

    Leaving Madison

    8:15 AM   Westside: Bus arrives for boarding at Oakwood University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point Road

    8:25 AM   Westside: Bus departs from Oakwood University Woods

    8:50 AM   Central: Bus departs from Capitol Lakes, 333 W. Main St.

    9:20 AM   Eastside: Bus departs from New Location - Oakwood Prairie Ridge, 5565 Tancho Drive, Madison.  Leave for Milwaukee (sooner if everyone is aboard).

    In Milwaukee

    10:45 AM   Drop off at Milwaukee Public Market for the Group Lunch and additional nearby  restaurants 

    12:20 PM  Bus returns to the Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Rep-in-Depth pre-show discussion and would rather not walk five blocks to the Milwaukee Rep. (See Walking Map. 

    12:45 PM   Rep-in-Depth optional pre-show discussion begins 

    1:30 PM   The Chosen performance begins 

    4:00 PM   The Chosen performance ends and bus boarding begins. (There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use.)

    4:30 PM   Depart for Madison (sooner if everyone is aboard)

    Arrive Madison (Estimated)

    5:45 PM   Bus returns to Oakwood Prairie Ridge

    6:05 PM  Bus returns to Capitol Lakes

    6:20 PM   Bus returns to Oakwood University Woods

    Non-Member Policy:   Members must register their guests.  Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip.  Members may bring more than one guest near the registration deadline date if seats are available.  Check with trip organizer.  Non-member guests pay an additional $10 registration fee.

    PLATO Membership:  PLATO membership is $60.00/year and all memberships renew on August 1.  

    Mail-In Registration Form:   Print, complete and mail in The Chosen Mail-in Registration Form

    For further information contact the Trip Organizers: 

    Sue Josheff or 608-770-3828

    Mike DiIorio  or 608-520-4448

PLATO is proudly supported in part by Oakwood Village.

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

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Madison, WI 53705

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