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Also coming up at Chester Theatre Co.

Chester Theatre Company’s summer productions continue with three more plays.

∎ July 11-21: “Tryst,” a play that premiered Off-Broadway in New York City in 2006, starring Maxwell Caulfield and Amelia Campbell.

Written by Karoline Leach and directed by Daniel Elihu Kramer, “Tryst” is set in London in the first decade of the 20th century. A con man, going by the name of George Love, courts women, marries them and steals their money. His newest target is Adelaide Pinchin, who seems to affect him differently. Nothing goes as planned in this suspenseful romance.

∎ July 31-Aug. 11: “Body Awareness,” directed by Knud Adams and written by Amherst native Annie Baker, whose awards include three OBIEs, including two for Best New American Play (“Circle Mirror Transformation” in 2009 and “The Aliens” in 2010) and one for playwriting (”The Flick” in 2013). She received a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Play/Emerging Playwright in 2008 for “Body Awareness.”

Phyllis organizes a body-awareness week at the local college she works at. She and her partner, Joyce, have a house guest: Frank, a photographer whose nude photos will be exhibited at the event. Tensions emerge as Joyce’s grown son, Jared, turns to Frank for advice on getting women, and Joyce considers posing for him.

∎ Aug. 15-25: “An Iliad,” directed by Sheila Siragusa and written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, is an retelling of Homer’s “The Iliad,” translated by Robert Fagles. In this one-man show, Steve Hendrickson, “an old poet who has seen too much,” leads the audience through stories of gods, goddesses and the Trojan War,.

All performances will be at the Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester. Tickets cost $35 for weekend performances; $30 for Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Chester residents and students can purchase rush tickets for $10 at the door, or by calling the box office after 4 p.m. on the day of any performance. To reserve, call 354-7771, or visit www.chestertheatre.org.


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