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 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.
Dominique Morisseau’s monologues and dialogues draw you into the details of American working class life.
The CTC’s first production of the summer is an unqualified delight.
Anat Gov’s play about wrestling with life and God is an outrageously provocative script that showcases the best of contemporary Israeli art.
The production, like so many I’ve seen staged by the Chester Theatre Company, makes the most of limited resources.
Technology is the gimmick in this two-hander, but what makes Blink absorbing is the writing, teamed with excellent acting and directing.
The relationship between a now-single mother and her bright, troubled daughter makes for a convincing, pertinent, and deeply funny play.
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.
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?