REVIEW: “On the Exhale” at Chester Theatre Company

by Macey Levin   A college professor relates the story of one of her students demanding that she raise his grade.  When she refuses he takes out a gun  and shoots her.  This is a dream after which she takes several non-violent and inconsequential steps to prevent such an event.   Next she tells us…

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…

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…

REVIEW: “Folk” at Chester Theatre Company

by Macey Levin When you walk into Chester Theatre Company you hear strains of Irish music – some cheerful, some mellow.  Not only does this tell you where you’re going to be for ninety minutes, but it also sets the tone for the American premiere of Tom Wells’ sweet and poignant play Folk. You are…

Chester Theatre Company Presents American Premiere of “Folk”

Chester, MA – Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Tom Wells’s Folk in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from August 17 – 27, 2017. The production is directed by James Warwick, staging his eighth production for the company. Folk was first produced by Birmingham Repertory Theatre at the start of a tour by…