Tuesday, July 26, 2022

So Much Going on at CHESTER THEATRE



Auditions? Performances?


Here's what is in store for August and September



Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 2:00 PM

Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 7:00 PM


The Book of Will is a charming, funny play about the friends of Shakespeare who were determined to gather his plays into published form before they were lost to time. If it had not been for them, we would not know Shakespeare like we do today.

Just take a look at this cast of characters:

HENRY CONDELL40s; feisty friend and actor in the King’s Men.

ELIZABETH CONDELL—Henry’s wife, savvy and fun.

JOHN HEMINGES—50's-60s; financial manager of the King's Men

REBECCA HEMINGES—John’s wife, a good wife.

ALICE HEMINGES—30s, John’s daughter, runs the Globe Tap House with her father.

RICHARD BURBAGE—50s-60s; seasoned lion of the stage, famous across England, boisterous and fierce.

BEN JONSON—Poet laureate of England, friend/rival of Shakespeare.

ED KNIGHT—Manager for the King’s Men.

RALPH CRANE—Humble scrivener of the King’s Men. Shy and quiet.

WILLIAM JAGGARD—Successful publisher

ISAAC JAGGARD—William’s son

MARCUS— printer at the Jaggard print shop.

COMPOSITOR—Works at the Jaggard print shop.

EMILIA BASSANO LANIER— fiery Italian feminist and poet

ANNE HATHAWAY SHAKESPEARE—60s, Shakespeare’s now ailing wife.

SUSANNAH SHAKESPEARE—30s, daughter of Shakespeare.



We Have Them

First Up:



Only 2 performances

August 13 at 8 pm

August14 at 2 pm



...and then,

An evening of live music

What kind?


Folk? probably. Rock? Maybe.

Gregorian Chants? Doubtful.

But whatever it is, the excitement is high. You see, this evening is not only a way to have a great night out, but it is also a fundraiser for CTG's

'black box productions.'




So, you may ask yourself,

"Why is there a fundraiser for Black Box?"

Good question.

Because they are the ones bringing the unique and powerful drama, BENT to Chester's stage from September 8 - 11.



As you can see, much is happening.

Come and audition.

Come and listen.

Come and watch.

Come and support live entertainment.



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