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...

A Message from Daniel Elihu Kramer

Dear Friends, Let me start by saying I hope each of you is well, and doing your best to stay safe. This is a strange time, and even as we isolate ourselves we need to find ways to make and...

Chester Theatre Company statement on Coronavirus and COVID-19

Chester Theatre Company shares your concerns about the spread of COVID-19, and its impact on the country, on our daily lives, on our friends and family, and on the institutions we cherish. Currently, we are planning for a full 2020...

Tara Franklin and James Barry Talk Theatre

Tara Franklin and James Barry sat down with local theatre critic Mark Auerbach to talk theatre and cookies! The couple discussed what it’s like to be a theatre family working in Western Mass. Great insight from two fabulous actors/directors who...

The 2020 Season is here!

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is expanding its reputation for “some of the most adventurous programming in the area” (The New Yorker) with a season that includes its first-ever World Premiere commission, and a New England Premiere that will kick off...

A Beautiful Night in the Berkshires

On November 11, much of the Berkshire theatre community gathered in Pittsfield to celebrate another remarkable season of theatre, to mingle with our fellow theatre artists and administrators, and to celebrate the artists nominated for awards during the Fourth Annual...

Berkshire Eagle Rave for ON THE EXHALE

Coming of age the hard way in ‘On the Exhale’ at Chester Theatre Company by Jeff Borak   “Franklin is a remarkably gifted actress who has such an admirable gift for living underneath the skin of her characters; portraying them...

The Berkshire Eagle Previews ON THE EXHALE

Grief takes an unexpected form in ‘On the Exhale’ By Benjamin Cassidy, The Berkshire Eagle CHESTER — Acting can take you to unfamiliar places. For Tara Franklin, that was never more true than when she traveled to a Manchester, N.H.,...

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