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Hi, My Name is Ben

The true story of one ordinary man and his extraordinary life. From his tiny room in New York City, Bernhardt Wichmann III changed the lives of those around him without ever speaking a word. Using just his notepad, pen and open heart, Ben turned a neighborhood of strangers into a community of friends, before finally encountering a miracle of his own. Featuring an uplifting, folk-inflected score by award-winning Scottish writing team, Noisemaker, in collaboration with Dundee Rep, one of Scotland’s leading theatres, this is the story of how one man with nothing somehow changed everything.

Book and Lyrics by Scott Gilmour
Music by Claire McKenzie
Scenic Design by Edward Pierce
Costume Design by Lara de Bruijn
Lighting Design by Masha Tsimring
Sound Design by Jay Hilton
Projection Design by Andrew Bauer
Casting by Paul Hardt, Stewart/Whitley Casting
Music Direction by Gavin Whitworth
Choreographed by Emily-Jane Boyle
Directed by Andrew Panton

Developed in association with

The Terris Theatre
33 North Main Street
Chester, Conn. 06412
Seating Chart

May 17 - June 9
2 ½ hours (including intermission)
Age Rating: PG-13 for mature themes and language
See story details here

Please Note:
Haze is used in this production

Thursday Dinner Package

Enjoy a night filled with homemade pasta and first-class theatre! Package includes a four-course dinner at Rustica Ristorante in Chester and a ticket to select Thursday 7:30pm performances at The Terris Theatre. Only $79.


May 23 & 30
FREE! Participate in the process of creating a new musical. Join us for a free post-show discussion with the creative team after the specified Saturday matinee and Thursday evening performances.

Teacher Night Out

Friday, May 24, 8pm
We love teachers! Offer includes a discounted ticket and free specialty drink in a souvenir cup. Just $30 per person. Must present valid teacher ID.

Open Caption Performance

Friday, June 7, 8pm
Text display screen available at this performance. Call the Box Office or choose the pink seats online for the best view.

Student Tickets

$15 tickets for any evening performance are available in advance by calling the Box Office. Must present valid student ID at pick-up. One ticket per ID.

Dinner Discounts

Reserve tickets for a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday evening performance and enjoy special dinner offers at local restaurants.

For more details on any of these offers or to purchase tickets, please contact the Box Office at 860.873.8668. All offers valid on select seats and subject to availability. Restrictions may apply. Not valid for previsously purchased tickets or in combination with any other offer. Handling fees may apply.


Check out these resources to learn more about Hi, My Name is Ben

Meet the Cast and Creative Team 
Writers' Notes 
Audience Guide 
Read the Program

PhotosView the Photo & Video Gallery

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