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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...
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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...
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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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Now the Fun Starts

In less than a month, many of you will be stepping through the doors of the Town Hall Theatre to take part in our 28th Season, graciously sponsored by Richard and Carol Seltzer. Our interns have begun arriving, final designs...
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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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