Mass Humanities Announces $177,000 in Grants

Funds support projects around the state that use the humanities to deepen public understanding Northampton, MA (July 10, 2019) – Mass Humanities has awarded grants totaling $177,053 in support of 34 humanities projects in communities across the state. Funded projects include oral histories, museum exhibits, community discussions, workshops and documentary films on a number of topics:…

Chester Theatre Company Presents Carly Mensch’s “Now Circa Then”

Chester, MA – Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Carly Mensch’s Now Circa Then in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA from July 4 through July 14. The production is directed by Sean Christopher Lewis. A budding romance forms between two young historical reenactors as they become increasingly entwined with…

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 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…