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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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Character Assassination: Julius Caesar at the Public Theatre

In the Public Theatre’s production of Julius Caesar, currently running as part of the theatre’s Free Shakespeare in the Park program, the title character bears a clearly intentional resemblance to Donald Trump. And, of course, because it’s Julius Caesar, this...
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Should a Playwright Ban Post-show Discussions?

Here at Chester Theatre Company, many of our audience value the range of post-show discussions we offer. Each play we produce has four performances followed by a discussion with the audience, two followed by a conversation with the cast, and...
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Announcing Casting for I AND YOU and FOLK

There was a buzz of excitement around the Chester Theatre offices when we turned the page on the calendar to May – CTC’s 28th season at Town Hall begins next month! The first performance of the summer, the preview of I and...
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All Good Things Must End (even the 2017 London Tour)

This final blog entry from the 2017 London Tour is being written back in snowy Chester, but what a marvelous time (and what marvelous weather) we had. Our last days went in a blur of activity. Friday morning we gathered...
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A day in South Bank!

Have any travelers to London been blessed with such glorious weather so many days in a row? We are all feeling quite fortunate on that front. Not an umbrella has been opened…so far. Seeing Amadeus at the National Theatre last...
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Technology, the Movies, and Theatre: More London!

Wednesday morning we met after breakfast for our second full Talkback, to discuss Simon McBurney’s stage adaptation of the Robert Evans Hollywood memoir The Kid Stays in the Picture, at the Royal Court Theatre. In keeping with the topic of...
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A Talkback! More plays! Museums! The London tour continues.

On Tuesday morning, we gathered for the first Talkback of our tour, to discuss the previous night’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at the Old Vic. The first London production of the play took place on...
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The London Theatre Tour Begins!

It’s always a treat to send word back from our theatre tours. We arrived in London on Sunday, and after some hearty walks (& equally hearty naps after our flight), and a few museum trips by some of our hardiest...

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