Written By: Deirdre Kinahan
Directed by: James Warwick


Patricia storms into the nursing-home conservatory where Sean sits alone, submerged in his memories. Her feisty zest for life prompts an intriguing intimacy—by turns charming and combative, tender and funny. A witty, touching play about reawakening to life’s possibilities, from one of Ireland’s most celebrated contemporary playwrights. Winner of a prestigious Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award. Featuring Jill Tanner (The Retreat From Moscow) and Anderson Matthews (The Interrogation of Nathan Hale and The Drawer Boy).

 “Tickles the funnybone as much as it pulls at the heartstrings.” Evening Herald

Performances are July 9 – July 19, 2015.
Wednesday-Saturday at 8 pm. Thursday and Sunday at 2 pm.

Post-performance TalkBacks follow our Thursday 2pm and Saturday 8pm shows.
Post-performance Panel Forum follows our Sunday, July 12- 2pm show.

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Halcyon Days is sponsored by Marty and Jane Schwartz
The Sunday Panel Discussion is sponsored by Baystate / Nobel
James Warwick (Director) is sponsored by Wendy and Gary Davis
Anderson Matthew (Actor) is sonsored by Andy and Lee Myers
Production Design is Sponsored by Dr. Richard & Shelley Holzman and Judy & Marty Bloomfield

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Sean    Anderson Matthews*
Patricia    Jill Tanner*

 *Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


Playwright: Deirdre Kinahan
Directed by: James Warwick
Scenic Design    Matthew Iacozza
Costume Design   Arthur Oliver
Lighting Design     Lara Dubin
Sound Design  Tom Shread
Stage Manager    Allyson Namishia*


Feature Article from the Berkshire Weekend Magazine

Interview with playwright Dierdre Kinahan from MassLive


“An ethereal and superbly acted drama by Deirdre Kinahan. It is a story of unraveling, and re-raveling; life and laughter; and most of all, the power of friendship. It is hard to imagine anyone other than Jill Tanner playing the role of Patricia, or Anderson Matthews portraying Sean. These two actors own their characters, breathing life and love into every moment. A truly lovely piece of theatre. Head to CTC while you still can to see it in all its glory.” Mary Fernandez-Sierra – In The Spotlight

“Deirdre Kanahan’s brief play covers themes of loneliness, loss of purpose and identity… and sees two closed-up flowers gradually blossoming in each other’s light. Anderson Matthews’ performance as Sean more than repaid our attendance… the kind of finely etched and deeply felt performance that makes Chester an essential stop on the summer theater circuit.” Chris Rohmann – The Valley Advocate