Joel Ripka (left) with audience member in Every Brilliant Thing.

Every Brilliant Thing traveling to Peterborough Players

Something BRILLIANT to add to your list of winter delights! We are thrilled to share with you the wonderful news that Chester Theatre Company’s hit production of Every Brilliant Thing is being restaged this February at Peterborough Players in Peterborough,...
Rafi Silver and Katie Kleiger in The Effect

Washington, DC Theatre Tour–Days Three & Four

We’ve been having a busy and wonderful time here in Washington. The weather continues to be wonderful, encouraging everyone to enjoy the city. We gathered Friday morning for a discussion of the Studio Theatre production of Lucy Prebble’s play The...
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Washington, DC Theatre Tour–Day Two

We began our second full day in Washington, DC with a discussion of Native Gardens, which we had seen the night before at Arena Stage. The show raised a range of issues about everything from neighbors and property lines to...
Dan Domingues and Steve Hendrickson in Native Gardens

Washington, DC Theatre Tour — Day One

Greetings from Chester Theatre Company’s first theatre trip to Washington, DC. Twenty-five travelers journeyed to the capital for a week of theatre, conversations, museums, and monuments. About half our group took the short flight from Bradley, while others met us...
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Skeleton Crew Opens at Chester Theatre Company

Performances of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau start July 13 and run through July 23! Named “One of 6 Plays That Reckon With an Anxious America” by The New York Times, this gripping work tells the story of four auto workers barely scraping...
Margaret Odette (left) and Christian Henley (right). Photo by Elizabeth Solaka

Last Week for I AND YOU; SKELETON CREW Opens Soon!

“Chester Theatre Company’s I and You is aglow with surprises and delights, as well as poetry and fine performances. Journey to the hills of Chester to see it!” (In the Spotlight) Just four more opportunities remain to see CTC’s acclaimed production of Lauren Gunderson’s I and You, directed...
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There’s No Doubt About It, “I and You is a Hit!”

“The actors are flawless.” Macey Levin, Berkshire on Stage (Full review here.) “Kristen Van Ginhoven’s staging, especially as the play catapults to a surprise turn-of-events mines the best of Gunderson’s writing, and brings out two fine performances by Lilli Hokama...
L to R Merle DeWitt and Alex MacBeth, Shauna Joesph, Joe Craig and Devin Patton

Construction Begins in Chester Town Hall

  On Monday, June 19th, Alex MacBeth, Joe Craig, and our 2017 production interns, Devin Patton, Shauna Joseph, and Merle DeWitt, began working in Chester Town Hall, transforming it into the Town Hall Theatre for the summer. Soon the set...
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Rehearsals are Underway for “I and You”

    Rehearsals are underway for I and You, directed by WAM Theatre’s Kristen van Ginhoven. Lilli Hokama and Paul Pontrelli star as Caroline and Anthony in Lauren Gunderson’s award-winning tale of youth, faith, and the strange beauty of our shared humanity....

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