Project Description

Chester Bailey

By JOSEPH DOUGHERTY
Directed by RON LAGOMARSINO

St. Germain Stage

“Profoundly moving…Not to be missed.”
BroadwayWorld

Fantasy or reality: Chester Bailey lives in a world of his own creation. Having escaped combat duty in World War II (thanks to overprotective parents), Chester is catastrophically wounded on the job at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Unable to fully grasp the extent of his injuries, he desperately clings to moments of joy — real or imagined. Dr. Philip Cotton is called in to bring Chester back to reality, even as the doctor seeks comfort and refuge from his own reality. 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.

Sponsored in part by Mary and Philip Oppenheimer & Dr. Richard Ziter and Eric Reimer