Author Archives: Chapel Street Players

(NewsJournal) Chapel Street’s ‘Charlie Brown’ is holiday delight

This holiday season in local theater has brought noticeably fewer Christmas shows than in the past.

Whether in response to the country’s political climate or by coincidence, most of the theaters in Northern Delaware are skipping the sleigh bells and carols in favor of productions that capture the feel of the season without trumpeting Christmas.

(NewsJournal) Chapel Street’s ‘1984:’ funny, romantic, horrifying

You might have heard about Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s “1984” on Broadway this summer, a version so graphic that people reportedly vomited and passed out during shows.

Chapel Street Players aren’t doing that version, which just ended its Broadway run. They’re doing an adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian horror story by Robert Owens.

(A. Renaldi) The Pillowman

submitted By Anthony Renaldi

The Pillowman, is a 2003 play in three acts by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. This black comedy tells the story of Katurian (Jimmy Van Buren), an amoral writer of fiction, who lives in an unnamed totalitarian state and who is interrogated regarding the gruesome content of his short stories because they closely resemble recent child murders in his town.