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Chester Theatre Company Cancels Summer Season

The Massachusetts theatre will remain closed for the summer months.

CHESTER, MASS.: Chester Theatre Company has announced the cancellation of its summer season. Previously, the company announced that the first three shows of the lineup would be canceled, and now the entirety of the summer slate will not run.

Between June and August, the company had planned to present Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith; the world premiere The Life of the World to Come by Darcy Parker Bruce; The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess; and Tiny Beautiful Things by Nia Vardalo.

“In the weeks since our previous announcement, it has become clear that even the final show of our intended season cannot happen,” said producing director Daniel Elihu Kramer in a statement. “Looking ahead, we are committed to producing our commissioned play–The Life of the World to Come by Darcy Parker Bruce–as soon as we are able. Other productions planned for this summer may make their way to our next season as well.”

The company will continue to offer online content and events, including virtual talkbacks following National Theatre Live performances, and a discussion with London theatre critic Matt Wolf.

Chester Theatre Company, founded in 1990, produces thought-provoking works in the intimate setting of the Town Hall Theatre, located between the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley.

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