REVIEW: “To the Moon and Back” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Barbara Waldinger Chester Theatre Company’s mission statement includes two important goals:  offering audiences “fresh perspectives on vital issues” and developing and supporting new work.  Responding to this, along came Fran Henry, founder of a thirty-year-old organization called Stop It Now!, devoted to preventing “the sexual abuse of  children by…

Chester Theatre Company Closes 2022 Season with “To the Moon and Back”

Chester Theatre Company’s 2022 season will close with the World Premiere of To the Moon and Back, written by Darcy Parker Bruce, and starring Tara Franklin (Tiny Beautiful Things, On the Exhale, Sister Play) and Raye Birk (Curve of Departure) as a daughter and father with history as murky as the dark side of the moon.…

REVIEW: “Pass Over” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Macey Levin Pass Over is a difficult but intriguing play receiving a dynamic production at Chester Theatre Company in Chester, Massachusetts.  There are comic moments, emotional confrontations and times of darkness.  It is also rife with various symbols and references. The play is a depiction of America’s black minority…

Chester Theatre Company Presents “Pass Over”

Chester, MA–On July 28, Chester Theatre Company (CTC) will begin its two-week run of Pass Over, the show that reopened Broadway in 2021. The three-actor play, which shares some DNA with Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, stars Austin Sasser (Western Reserve Playhouse, Karamu House) as Kitch and Kayodè Soyemi (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Yale Cabaret, Dallas…

Chester Theatre Company Presents “Birds of North America” by Anna Ouyang Moench

On Thursday, July 7, Chester Theatre Company (CTC) opens Birds of North America by Anna Ouyang Moench, “a beautiful look at a father and daughter who find in birding a surprising way to connect—to understand more about themselves, each other, and the changing world around them,” in the words of CTC Producing…

REVIEW: “Pride@Prejudice” at Chester Theatre Company

by Jeannie Marlin Woods When it comes to staging the classics, you have to be aware that the audience arrives with a set of preconceptions. When that classic is a revered novel such as Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, those preconceptions are quite varied and layered. Some spectators may…

Chester Theatre Company Announces Casting for its 33rd Season

The Return to Town Hall Theatre Includes Audience Favorites and New Faces After two seasons away, Chester Theatre Company (CTC), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer, is thrilled to return to the Town Hall Theatre, its beloved home in Chester, MA. “As wonderful as it was to…

Callaloo Theater Company Announces Auditions for August Wilson’s “Seven Guitars”

Callaloo Theater Announces Auditions for  August Wilson’s “Seven Guitars” directed by Karen-Christina Jones Audition dates are Saturday, June 18th and Saturday, June 25th at 12:00 pm at Washington Public Library‘s Small Auditorium 161 Washington Avenue Albany NY Please prepare a two-minute monologue and prepare to read from the script. Production Dates are Saturday, September…

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