The Chester Theatre Group presents what many consider to be the most famous American play of all time, “Our Town” starting on Friday, Nov. 3, and extending for eight shows through Sunday, Nov. 19. Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 with a discounted price of $18 for seniors over 65 and students under 18. Tickets may be purchased online at www.chestertheatregroup.org.
Our Town could be Chester N.J. or Any Town, USA. It’s about the day to day events in a small town from 1901 to 1913. The paper is delivered, the milkman visits, Mom makes breakfast for children going to school, time passes and life continues. It is only when such routines are interrupted that the fleeting beauty of the everyday is brought more clearly into perspective. A stage manager guides us through this elegant metaphysical portrait of the ordinary, but remarkable joys and sorrows that define our lives. Our Town is a great American play celebrating the magic that makes a community.
The talented cast of Our Town includes Sarah Henley of Washington; Will Roper of Berkeley Heights; Bobby Becht of Morris Township; Arden Henley of Washington; Colleen Grundfest of Watchung; Alexa Yudoff of Succasunna; John Santucci of Watchung; Chip Prestera of Stirling; Karen Thornton of New Providnce; Gayle Hendrix of Chester; Kevern Cameron of Hamburg; Gloria Lamoureux of Succasunna; Jackie Jacobi of Edison; Steve Nitka of Hackettstown; Bob Sackstein of Chester; Paula Roper of Berkeley Heights and Roseann Ruggiero of Ledgewood. The production is director by Kate Lyn Reiter
The Chester Theatre Group performs in The Black River Playhbouse, an intimate, 100-seat theater in the heart of Chester Borough’s historic district. The venue’s in-the-round format ensures that every seat offers an engaging, memorable experience for each audience member. For more information, visit the CTG website at http://www.chestertheatregroup.org.