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…

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…

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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