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…

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. …

Chester Theatre Company Presents “The Aliens” by Annie Baker

Chester, MA – Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Amherst native Annie Baker‘s The Aliens in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA from August 9 through August 19, 2018. Jasper and KJ, both suffering from “failure to launch,” have created their own universe behind a local coffee shop, where the dumpster…

Chester Theatre Company Presents “Mary’s Wedding”

Chester, MA – Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Stephen Massicotte’s two-actor, three-character play, Mary’s Wedding, in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from July 26 through August 5, 2018. When Mary and Charlie find themselves sheltering from a storm in the same barn, they don’t yet realize their…

REVIEW: “Disgraced” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Macey Levin When you go to see Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar at the (which you should,) brace yourself for a compelling story, intense When you go to see Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar at the Chester Theatre Company (which you should,) brace yourself for a compelling story, intense disagreements, profound emotions, terrific acting and precise direction. The script’s…