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We are thrilled to announce our
2023 Season


Up Next at the Playhouse


Art by Emilie Jolivet

Performances are September 21st-Oct 1st Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. 







Ellie and Jane play the ultimate waiting game with the future of their child and their relationship at stake. Their young daughter is in surgery with a life-threatening condition and as the time ticks, they face science, faith, and their weirdest peeves. A socially awkward nurse could help them beat the odds, but Jane's faith in an experimental treatment could leave them all out in the cold.

COLD was presented as part of last year’s PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL and was selected to be fully produced as part of our 2023 season.


Ben holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from SNHU and an MFA from The Playwrights Lab at Hollins University. His work includes award-winning scripts The Resurrections (Silver Spring Stage Company judge’s award: best script), Cold (finalist, Woodward/Newman Drama award; semifinalist, Princess Grace award; winner, KCACTC David Shelton Award, best play; productions appeared at Wilbury, the Hollins/Mill Mountain New Play Fest, and Tesseract Theatre Company), Community Garden (Shelton, best play; KCACTF, commendation playwriting; produced by Hollins/Mill Mountain Theatre Fest). As playwright-in-residence at The Wilbury Group, he developed a trio of plays: Communion, Cain + Abel (world premiere), and Cold. Fragile Thing Cracks appeared at Panndora Productions (premier) in Long Beach, CA, and Acadiana Rep in Lafayette, Louisiana. Self-produced work includes Tig, Get Rough with Me, Haunted (also a finalist for Sanguine Theatre’s Project Playwright), and What Went Down. His newest work, Mary Magdalene Smokes a Joint, is in development at Colorado State University.


Thank you for attending our

3rd Annual Playwrights Festival Fundraiser

 September 8th-10th! This was the most successful year yet!

Stay tuned to see which of these following playwrights will be featured in our 2024 Season:


Mike Ackerman

Jayne Hannah

Michael R. McGuire

Ava Molnar

Emma Montieth



What: A Christmas Carol: The Musical 
When: Sat. Sept. 23rd from 12-4 pm
Directed by: Lisa Bono
Performance dates: Nov. 30-Dec. 17


 All roles available except SCROOGE which will be played by a CSP favorite, Derek Corriveau 


DETAILS: Sing a song of your choice from a musical or your favorite Christmas song. Use a track or sing acapella; accompanist will be provided if you have sheet music. Readings from the script as well as a short, easy dance combo.


Please bring a headshot and resume if available. 


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

Three of last year's playwrights during auditions in

July 2022 (from left to right: Mason Beiter, Ben Jolivet, and Jake Alexander).

Recent Events in Our Cabaret Series

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Watch our Facebook page and Instagram
account for audition information !


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