Playwright Rachel Bonds has written an often-hilarious script which nonetheless deals with such serious and widespread issues as spousal and child abandonment, drug addiction, the right to death with dignity, and same-sex adoption of children.
Chester Theatre Company
Theater Review: Berkshires Stage Round-up — Minimal Cheers
Theater in the Berkshires has now entered a less than sparkling mode with a group of offerings that left me wondering why they were chosen for production.
Theater Review: CTC’s “Skeleton Crew” — The Working Class Blues
Dominique Morisseau’s monologues and dialogues draw you into the details of American working class life.
Theater Review: “I and You” — A Powerful Look at the Teenage World
The CTC’s first production of the summer is an unqualified delight.
Theater Review: “Oh God” — An Audacious Israeli Comedy
Anat Gov’s play about wrestling with life and God is an outrageously provocative script that showcases the best of contemporary Israeli art.
Theater Review: “My Jane” — Not Much New Here
The production, like so many I’ve seen staged by the Chester Theatre Company, makes the most of limited resources.
Theater Review: “Blink” at the Chester Theatre Company — Anything But Fleeting
Technology is the gimmick in this two-hander, but what makes Blink absorbing is the writing, teamed with excellent acting and directing.
Theater Review: A Terrific “Memory House”
The relationship between a now-single mother and her bright, troubled daughter makes for a convincing, pertinent, and deeply funny play.
Theater Review: “Annapurna” — A Lyrical Look at Living With Terrible Choices
Chester Theatre Company productions often remind me of concerts in a chamber music series that feature musicians who have worked together for long periods of time.
Fuse Theater Review: “Running” in The Wrong Direction
Why did Chester Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Byam Stevens choose such a banal, lazily-written play with no drama, no development, barely any interesting language, and none of the wit, charm or whimsy I’ve come to associate with this stage company?