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Chester Bailey at Barrington Stage Company
July 3 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New York Times Critic’s Pick
By JOSEPH DOUGHERTY
Starring REED BIRNEY and EPHRAIM BIRNEY
Directed by RON LAGOMARSINO
JUNE 18–JULY 9
By popular demand: performances added!
JULY 3, 3 PM and 7:30 PM
Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage,
30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA
In a stateside hospital at the close of World War II, a young man recovers from catastrophic injuries. Or so the doctors have told him. But Chester Bailey denies what’s happened to him has actually happened, which is how he comes under the care of Dr. Philip Cotton. Older, wounded in his own ways, Cotton is charged with leading Chester back to reality. The journey is not what either man expected. Chester Bailey stars real-life father and son, Tony Award winner Reed Birney (The Humans, “House of Cards”) and Ephraim Birney (“Gotham,” “The Americans”), as doctor and patient.
The Washington Post hailed Chester Bailey as “a keenly observed, beautifully written tale about guilt and psychological resilience in World War II-era America, and a luminous showcase for father-son actors Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney.”