Chester Theatre Company Announces Complete Casting for 30th Anniversary Season

Many Audience Favorites Returning to the Town Hall Theatre, Onstage and Off Chester, MA–Co-founded by Vincent Dowling and H. Newman Marsh in 1990 with the belief that every town should have a professional theatre, Chester Theatre Company (formerly The Miniature Theatre of Chester) prepares to celebrate its landmark 30th Season with four works, each a New England Premiere. Chester Theatre…

Chester Theatre Company Announces Appointment of Tara Franklin as Associate Artistic Director/Director of Education

Chester, MA – Tara Franklin, well-known to area audiences for her stage work (including Bar Mitzvah Boy, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, and Sister Play at Chester Theatre Company) has joined the staff of the organization in a dual role, that of Associate Artistic Director/Director of Education. Additionally, this summer she will appear in Martín Zimmerman’s On the Exhale, a one-woman tour-de-force written…

Chester Theatre Company Announces New Artistic Undertaking Original Work Commissioned, New Play Program Launched

Chester, MA-Chester Theatre Company (CTC) has just announced a significant, new artistic undertaking. Playwright Darcy Parker Bruce has been selected to author the new work, tentatively slated for the 2020 Season. Longtime, loyal CTC attendees Frances Henry and Walter Korzec have generously underwritten the project with a $100,000 gift to the company. This marks the first commission in what the organization…

Chester Theatre Company Announces its 30th Season

Chester, MA – Co-founded by Vincent Dowling and H. Newman Marsh in 1990 with the belief that every town should have a professional theatre, Chester Theatre Company (formerly The Miniature Theatre of Chester) prepares to celebrate its landmark 30th Season with four works, each a New England Premiere. Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer has chosen to open the…

Third Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards Winners Announced

Williamstown Theatre Festival and Barrington Stage Company Take Top Honors At an SRO ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Monday, November 12, 2018. This was the third year the awards have been presented to honor and…

REVIEW: “The Aliens” at Chester Theatre Company

by Macey Levin After establishing her credentials with Body Awareness, Circle Mirror Transformation and The Aliens,  Annie Baker won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her play The Flick, about employees cleaning a movie theatre.  A common thread in her work is the slow unfolding of expository material that serves to define her characters. …

REVIEW: “Mary’s Wedding” at Chester Theatre Company

by Macey Levin Charlie Edwards, at the opening of Mary’s Wedding by Stephen Massicotte, tells us that the play isn’t about her wedding, but about the night before the marriage and that she will share her dreams.  Indeed, the play, in a beautiful production at the Chester Theatre Company, Chester, Massachusetts, is about both the…