The Story of King Lear

TO WATCH, BEGINNING ON AUGUST 27 at 7:00pm eastern on AUGUST 27, CLICK THIS LINK.   We are thrilled to bring you our first virtual performance,The Story of King Lear, a 50-minute telling of the Shakespeare classic adapted and directed...

Panel Discussion–Theatre Re-openings

UPDATE: Video of this event is available here. Chester Theatre Company Announces Panel on the COVID-19 Theatre Think-Tank with Founder Matt Ross along with Penny Daulton and Beverly Jenkins August 6 Discussion Will Focus on Theatre Re-openings and the Future...

Don’t Miss Our Next Virtual Talkback–Macbeth

Don’t Miss Our Next Virtual Talkback Macbeth Starring Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood Thursday, July 30 at 2:00pm (eastern)  Following sold out runs on London’s West End, at BAM, and a limited engagement on Broadway, director Rupert Goold’s magnetic stage...

Our Next Virtual Talkback

Don’t Miss Our Next Virtual Talkback Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles Tuesday, July 7 at 2:00pm (eastern) Anna Deavere Smith, a professor, playwright, and MacArthur “genius” grant recipient,  has appeared in many television shows including Black-ish, Nurse Jackie, and The West Wing. She...

A New Virtual Event With Two Chicago Critics and Writers

We have another wonderful event lined up for you! On Tuesday, June 23 at 2pm (eastern), Steven Oxman, Chicago theatre critic for Variety, and Kris Vire, theatre writer for the Chicago Sun-Times and other publications, will join Daniel Elihu Kramer in discussion about one...

Our Third Virtual Talkback, Spike Lee’s “Pass Over”

Our third Virtual Talkback will take place on Monday, June 15 at 2pm (eastern). We’ll be discussing Pass Over, an adaptation of a play by Antoinette Nwandu, produced at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, where it was directed by Danya Taymor. The production was...

Welcome Our 2020 Summer Interns!

Though 2020 is a season unlike any other, we are still able to carry out one of our important mission goals, working with student interns. We are thrilled to have Clarissa Po and Madison VanDeurzen with us this summer. Even...

Missed our convo with Matt Wolf? Watch it now!

In case you missed our chat with New York Times London theatre critic Matt Wolf (or you were there and want to catch it again), you can watch it here on our YouTube channel. It was a great conversation, and...

Join us for a Virtual Talkback!

We miss you! And we miss getting together to see and discuss theatre. So it’s time for our first Virtual Talkback coming to you live from Chester! With stages dark all over the world, some major venues are stepping up to...

An Update on the 2020 Season

Dear Friend, As a result of the global pandemic, and with the utmost concern for our audiences, artists, employees, and interns, and the residents of the town of Chester, CTC has made the necessary decision to cancel the first three...

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