Photo Flash: First Look at Chester Theatre Company's A NUMBER
Chester Theatre Company continues its 25th Anniversary Season with Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER. The production, which runs now through August 10 at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorite Jay Stratton, joined by newcomer Larry John Meyers. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo in action below!
In A NUMBER, Bernard has made a shocking discovery: he is one of "a number" of clones that were created from the cells of an older brother he never knew he had. A NUMBER opens as Bernard seeks an explanation from his widowed father, Salter. But, in succeeding scenes so do two other "sons." Who is the original? Who are the clones? Why did the father have the clones made? A NUMBER is a fast-paced psychological thriller, a fascinating puzzle and a dark tale of a father's love for his son, from one of the great playwrights of our time.
Caryl Churchill (Playwright) is an incredibly prolific and award-winning playwright whose work frequently deals with feminist issues, the abuses of power, and sexual politics. Her many plays include: Mad Forest, Love and Information, Downstairs, Having a Wonderful Time, Easy Death, Owners, Objections to Sex and Violence, Softcops, Serious Money and Icecream. Churchill was educated at Oxford and has served as resident dramatist at London's Royal Court Theatre.
Byam Stevens (Director) has been the Artistic Director of CTC since 1998. His Off Broadway credits include: Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat and Betty, The Dishwashers; The Bully Pulpit, starring Michael O. Smith as Teddy Roosevelt; the World Premiere of Carbondale Dreams by Steven Sater and the American Premiere of Beef by David Pownall. For CTC, he's directed the World Premieres of: Arms On Fire, The Darlings, Home Fires Burning, The Plains of Ilion, and John and Teddy. Other productions for CTC: Wittenberg, Last Train to Nibroc, Two Rooms, An Almost Holy Picture, Valley Song, The Interrogation of Nathan Hale, and the American Premiere of Sixteen Words For Water.
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.
Photo Credit: Rick Teller