Chester Theatre Company Announces Its 2022 Season in the Town Hall Theatre

Chester, MA – Chester Theatre Company (CTC) returns to the Town Hall Theatre for the 2022 season with a full complement of four productions that includes a World Premiere Commission and a fresh restaging of a popular hit. Last season, due to the pandemic, the company staged three shows at Hancock Shaker…

Chester Theatre Company Accepting Applications for Summer Internship Program

The Chester Theatre Company, located in Chester, MA, is now accepting applications for the 2022 summer internship program  We are a professional theatre company located in the foothills of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.   CTC produces 4-5 plays each summer, staged and performed by professional actors, directors and designers.  Now in…

Chester Theatre Company Announces Gifts in Support of Its Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Chester, MA – Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is 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. Both Carol Seltzer and Karen Schader serve on CTC’s Board. …

Winners of the 2021 “Berkie” Awards Announced

PITTSFIELD, MA (November 15, 2021) – The fifth “Berkie” Awards for outstanding achievements in theatre arts for productions in the greater Berkshire region between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2021, were presented by the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) on the evening of Monday, November 15 at Zion Lutheran Church in downtown Pittsfield,…

REVIEW: “Tiny Beautiful Things” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Chris Tucci Let this review serve as a much needed trigger warning for those who choose to see Chester Theatre Company’s Tiny Beautiful Things by Nia Vardalos at Hancock Shaker Village. Sexual assault, incest, abortion, miscarriage, physical and mental abuse, and the death of children are the subjects of…

Chester Theatre Company Concludes Season with “Tiny Beautiful Things”

Chester, MA – Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present its season closer Tiny Beautiful Things, Nia Vardalos’s adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s “Dear Sugar” advice column at Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA. Performances run August 18-29. The original production, co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Vardalos, premiered in 2016 at The…

REVIEWS: “The Niceties” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Macey Levin The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess is a play for our time that has been brewing for six centuries.  The production by Chester Theatre Company at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield is dynamic, unsettling, beautifully acted and directed. It starts as a student conference between college history professor…

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…

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