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....

Saturday performance added for THE NICETIES

Due to popular demand, we have added a new performance of The Niceties on Saturday, July 24 at 3pm. Don’t miss your chance to see this performance that the Westfield News called a “shocker in the best sense” and “a theatrical explosion.” There are VERY...

CTC on ArtsBeat

ArtsBeat host Mark Auerbach featured an hour of Chester Theatre Company on a recent broadcast. Tune in here to get some great insight into the coming season! The interview features Daniel Elihu Kramer, Tara Franklin, Angela Combest, James Barry and...

A Talkback Treat!

Please join us for our first Virtual Talkback of the Fall!  In the month of tricks and treats, this one is definitely a treat!  We have chosen a glittering version of Twelfth Night, this one an “original practices” staging from Shakespeare’s...

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...

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