Photo Flash: First Look - Chester Theatre Company's THE AMISH PROJECT

Chester Theatre Company completes its 25th Anniversary Season with Jessica Dickey's THE AMISH PROJECT. The production, which runs through August 24th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, features CTC favorite Allison McLemore, star of last season's smash hit production of Tryst.

In this stunning tour-de-force, Allison McLemore (Tryst, Turn of the Screw, The Nibroc Trilogy) plays a host of characters in an Amish community devastated by a terrible tragedy. From a supermarket employee to the gunman, each character comes to life - those caught up in cycles of grief or rage, and those who have a truly unexpected reaction. Jessica Dickey's fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting is a tale of redemption that forges a path of forgiveness and compassion in the aftermath of inexplicable violence.

Associate Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer says, "This is a beautiful play about our capacity for love, and our ability to surprise ourselves. I'm honored to have the chance to work on it, and to collaborate again with Allison. CTC audiences cherish the work they have seen from her, and this will be her most challenging-and compelling-role yet."

Tickets are available on CTC's website: www.chestertheatre.org, or by phone at 1-800-595-4TIX. To receive a brochure, contact the CTC office at 413-354-7770. CTC performances take place at Chester's Historic Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00pm, with matinees Thursdays and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $30 for weekday performances (Wed-Fri), $35 for weekend (Sat & Sun). Student, Chester Resident, and Saturday Night Rush tickets available; group rates for 10 or more are also available. For further information visit CTC's website at: www.chestertheatre.org.

Photos by Rick Teller

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