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 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: “Lady Randy” at WAM Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger It has been said that a play is merely a blueprint until it receives a full production. Lady Randy, by Anne Undeland, is a perfect example of how a biographical play about Jennie Jerome, the mother of Winston Churchill, becomes an extraordinary theatrical event. Undeland’s witty and well-researched play details Jerome’s life…

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…

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…