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…

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.…

Chester Theatre Company Announces Complete Casting for 30th Anniversary Season

Many Audience Favorites Returning to the Town Hall Theatre, Onstage and Off Chester, MA–Co-founded by Vincent Dowling and H. Newman Marsh in 1990 with the belief that every town should have a professional theatre, Chester Theatre Company (formerly The Miniature Theatre of Chester) prepares to celebrate its landmark 30th Season with four works, each a…

Chester Theatre Company Announces its 30th Season

Chester, MA – Co-founded by Vincent Dowling and H. Newman Marsh in 1990 with the belief that every town should have a professional theatre, Chester Theatre Company (formerly The Miniature Theatre of Chester) prepares to celebrate its landmark 30th Season with four works, each a New England Premiere. Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu…

REVIEW: “Naked” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Barbara Waldinger Many twenty-first century theatre audiences, who expect real life behavior onstage, much like reality TV, may not know how to react to the work of Luigi Pirandello, whose play Naked is currently on the boards at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre.  Pirandello, writing just after the devastation…

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