The 2023 Season is Here!

    Chester Theatre Company Announces Its 2023 Season Under the Leadership of James Barry and Tara Franklin   Chester, MA – Recently appointed Co-Producing Artistic Directors James Barry and Tara Franklin are pleased to announce Chester Theatre Company’s 2023...

NSFW Play Reading Discussion

We are fresh off our first play reading discussion, and it was wonderful! On Monday, a group gathered to talk about Pearl Cleage’s Flyin’ West. We shared a rich discussion about a remarkable piece that we wish we could have seen...

New Play Reading Series

We are so excited to invite you to our inaugural play reading event. We will be discussing Pearl Cleage’s Flyin’ West on Monday, January 23 at 2pm on Zoom. Click here to register. (Registrations will close January 20.) All you need to do is get...

Changes in Leadership

After seven successful seasons as Producing Artistic Director at Chester Theatre Company (CTC), Daniel Elihu Kramer is leaving to focus on his increased responsibilities at Smith College and his work as a freelance theatre artist. Chester audiences are already familiar...

Pride@Prejudice is the #1 pick of Rural Intelligence

Check out this Berkshire area summer theatre preview from Rural Intelligence, featuring our upcoming production of Daniel Elihu Kramer’s Pride@Prejudice as their first choice! Pride@Prejudice is a reimagining of the beloved Jane Austen classic filled with bloggers, chat rooms, Austen enthusiasts,...

It’s here! The news you’ve been waiting for!

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) can’t wait to turn on the lights at the Town Hall Theatre for the 2022 season! We’ve lined up a full complement of four productions that includes a World Premiere Commission and a fresh restaging of...

A New Talkback

Dear friends, While the last two years have been challenging, there are some positive things that have emerged. One of those has been the ability to gather virtually in our “off season” for a series of talkbacks. We are thrilled...

A New Year Greeting

Dear friends, I am grateful for having gathered with so many of you this summer under our tent. Artists and audiences together, we made that tent a theatre: a shared space to gather and imagine other lives–simultaneously like our own...

Generous Support for CTC’s Commitment to DEI

Chester Theatre Company pleased to announce the receipt of a gift of $25,000 from Richard and Carol Seltzer to support the company’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Karen and Chuck Schader have joined the Seltzers in making a $5000 donation to support important steps....

And the award goes to…

James Barry! We had a great night celebrating all the accomplishments of the past theatre season at the Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards, also known as The Berkies. It was fantastic to be able to spend time with our colleagues from...

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