'Curve of Departure' wraps Chester theater season

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CHESTER — Chester Theatre Company wraps its 2019 season this weekend and next with the New England premiere of Rachel Bonds' "Curve of Departure," directed by Keira Naughton.

Performances begin at 2 Thursday afternoon in Town Hall Theatre in Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, where the show is scheduled to run through Aug. 18.

Performances are 2 and 8 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; and 2 p.m. Sundays.

The play is set in a New Mexico motel room where a father, son, and ex-wife gather to lay to rest a man they loved, but didn't always like. But, he is the reason they have each other to depend upon.

The cast includes Raye Birk (who recently appeared with Mark Rylance in "Nice Fish"), Ami Brabson (CTC's "Skeleton Crew"), Paul Pontrelli (CTC's "I and You" and "The Aliens"), and Chester newcomer Jose Espinosa (a recent graduate of Yale School of Drama).

Keira Naughton is a New York-based actor and director with extensive Broadway and Off-Broadway credits. Her Berkshires acting credits include "Church & State" and "I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn't Even Smile" at Berkshire Theatre Group, where she also directed the world premiere of "Cedars" by Erik Tarloff. She received her M.F.A. from New York University.

Ticket information is available online at chestertheatre.org, or by phone at 413-354-7771.

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