REVIEW: “The Night Alive” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Macey Levin   The Night Alive by Conor McPherson is the story of five Dubliners bumbling through life and often at odds with one another.  McPherson, the award winning playwright of Shining City, The Seafarer, The Weir and many others, has an ear for realistic dialogue full of incomplete sentences, broken phrases and the…

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 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…

REVIEW: “The Birds”

by Macey Levin To be clear!  The title of the short story The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier written in 1952 is the only thing the play, currently at Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Theatre, has in common with Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller of 1963. The play has a prescient quality in that the human…

Barrington Stage Announces Initial Casting for 2017 Season

COMPANY STARRING AARON TVEIT AS “BOBBY”   RAGTIME STARRING: ELIZABETH STANLEY AS “MOTHER” DARNELL ABRAHAM AS “COALHOUSE” ZURIN VILLANUEVA AS “SARAH”   KUNSTLER STARRING: JEFF McCARTHY AS “KUNSTLER”   THE BIRDS STARRING: KATHLEEN McNENNY AS “DIANE” SASHA DIAMOND AS “JULIA” CHRISTOPHER INNVAR AS “NAT” OBIE AWARD WINNER ROCCO SISTO AS “TIERNEY”   TAKING STEPS STARRING:…