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: “Mary’s Wedding” at Chester Theatre Company

by Macey Levin Charlie Edwards, at the opening of Mary’s Wedding by Stephen Massicotte, tells us that the play isn’t about her wedding, but about the night before the marriage and that she will share her dreams.  Indeed, the play, in a beautiful production at the Chester Theatre Company, Chester, Massachusetts, is about both the…

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: “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…

REVIEW: “Every Brilliant Thing!” at Chester

Brilliant! by Barbara Waldinger Bravo to the Chester Theatre Company for daring to present the highly imaginative and moving production of Duncan MacMillan and Jonny Donahoe’s Every Brilliant Thing! To accommodate this one-man, audience participation play, Chester’s Town Hall Theatre reconfigured its space for the first time in twenty-eight years from a proscenium to a…