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…

REVIEW: “Title and Deed” Chester Theatre Company at Hancock Shaker Village

by Macey Levin Title and Deed by Will Eno is an intriguing play produced by Chester Theatre Company at the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  The playwright is a major contributor to off-Broadway’s dynamic and experimental theatre philosophy as opposed to Broadway’s “sure-hit” crowd pleasers, though he has had…

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: “Working: A Musical” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Fred Baumgarten At the risk of stating the extremely obvious: it’s 2019. American goods are manufactured in Mexico, Vietnam, and China. Something called “Democratic Socialists” are making a political stir. The wealth gap continues to grow to obscene proportions. I mention this not to start an argument, but because…

REVIEW: “The Night Alive” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Macey Levin   The Night Alive by Conor McPherson is the story of five Dubliners bumbling through life and often at odds with one another.  McPherson, the award winning playwright of Shining City, The Seafarer, The Weir and many others, has an ear for realistic dialogue full of incomplete…

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