Chester Theatre Company Presents “The Niceties”

A Story of Race, History, and Power on an Elite College Campus Chester, MA – Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Eleanor Burgess’s The Niceties at Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA, from July 14-25. The play is inspired, in part, by a 2015 controversy at Yale, where…

Chester Theatre Company Opens 2021 Season with Massachusetts Premiere of “Title and Deed”

Chester, MA – Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Massachusetts native Will Eno’s Title and Deed at Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA, from June 16 through June 27.  A man has traveled to where we live, from somewhere undisclosed. Business or pleasure? Neither. Eno’s script is bursting with moments that…

Chester Theatre Company Announces Its 2021 Lineup of Productions

Chester, MA – Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is bringing its 2021 season, dubbed Chester@Hancock, to the Berkshires this summer. All three productions will be staged in a large tent on the grounds of Hancock Shaker Village (1843 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield MA). Guests can dine on site, walk the trails, and, for an…

Chester Theatre Company Announces 2020 Season of Plays by Women Playwrights

Chester, MA – 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 the season on June 18. This season marks CTC’s 31st, and its fifth…

REVIEW: “On the Exhale” at Chester Theatre Company

by Macey Levin   A college professor relates the story of one of her students demanding that she raise his grade.  When she refuses he takes out a gun  and shoots her.  This is a dream after which she takes several non-violent and inconsequential steps to prevent such an event.…

REVIEW: “Now Circa Then” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Macey Levin   The audience at Chester Theatre Company is greeted by Julian and Josephine Glockner as they introduce a re-enactment at a tenement museum in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.   Something does not ring quite true since Julian has an Eastern European accent and Josephine is very…

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