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Up Next at the Playhouse



Mother’s Day

by Ava R. Molnar


Persephone Marien as DENISE
Tricia Montes as CONSTANCE
Vicky Dobbins as BETTY
Margaret Robertson as LISA
Olivya DeLuca as CHRISTINA

Directed by Wallis Johnson


Managing Director  Lisa Bono
Technical Director  Daniel Pear
Social Media/Publicity  Heather Oakley

This wonderfully funny and heartfelt play was part of our 3rd Annual Playwrights Festival and was chosen to be produced as part of our 2024 Season.

Mother may know best, but does she know all? Two young women trying to navigate the next step of their lives decide to take their respective mothers out for brunch. When old patterns re-emerge, and new conflicts come into play, the mother-daughter tensions rise, and they all find that next step might have to be a leap of faith. 

Ava R. Molnar is an artist and educator from Willimantic, CT. She studied Theatre Arts at Clark University and received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College while developing the new Integrated Arts and Management program at Arts at the Capitol Theatre. She was a featured guest poet at Top Floor, wrote and performed the solo show Saturn Returning, had her interactive digital show SOLO featured in Hartford Fringe, and has had her plays produced across New England. She is on the board of directors for Windham Theatre Guild where she has also written, directed, performed in, and choreographed numerous shows including her most recent adventures: performing in Native Gardens, writing and directing for Marching Into Oblivion, and directing Blackademics.


🌱 Performances run May 9th-19th Thursdays througth Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.


Can’t wait to see you there!

-The Mother's  Day Team

Audition News

Roald Dahl’s

MATILDA, The Musical!


Music by Tim Minchin

Book by Dennis Kelly


Where: Chestnut Street Playhouse


When: Saturday, April 20th  & Sunday April 21st


Kids (ages 8-15yrs.) 10am—Noon

Adults- 12:30—3pm


Seeking singers, actors, dancers, acrobats, and more!

Be prepared to sing and dance. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can move in. Bring a headshot and resume, if you have one.  We will have an accompanist available.  If you are singing a song of your own choice, bring sheet music. Some auditioners will be asked to read sides. Be prepared to stay the whole time for the auditions.                                                                                          

Rehearsal commitment: Three days/nights per week TBD

Performances run July 11th-28th

Thursdays througth Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm



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The Cast of


December 2023 

Directed by LISA BONO

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The cast of Cold by Ben Jolivet:
Tara Golson, Keri Danner and Heather Oakley
September 2023


Members of the cast of
Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville, July 2023

Chestnut Street Playhouse supports a flexible, imaginative casting policy.

CSP encourages people of all ethnicities, gender identities, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and people with disabilities

for all roles in our theater.

The cast of THE PROM: THE MUSICAL, April 2023


The cast of Ken Ludwig's LEND ME A TENOR, February 2023

Events in Our Cabaret Series

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account for audition information !


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