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Hi, My Name Is Ben

Book and Lyrics by Scott Gilmour
Music by Claire McKenzie
Choreographed by Emily-Jane Boyle
Directed by Andrew Panton

The true story of an 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 saying a word. Using just his notepad and pen and open heart, Ben turned a neighborhood of strangers into a community of friends. Featuring a joyful, folk-inflected score by an award-winning Scottish writing team in collaboration with Dundee Rep, one of Scotland’s leading theatres, this is the story of how one man with nothing somehow changed everything.

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

May 17 - June 9
Age Rating; Pg-13

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.

Heroes Weekend

May 17 - 19
To honor those who serve our country, we offer $10 off tickets for veterans or active military and their families for the evening performances on May 17 - 19. Limit 6 tickets. USE CODE: HERO10


May 18, 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.

Wine Tasting

Sunday, May 19, 5pm
Enjoy a sampling of fine wines hosted by Shore Discount Liquors of Deep River, hors d'oeuvres, and a pre-show chat with a member of the creative team - $10 with your ticket to the 6:30pm show.

Teacher Night Out

Friday, May 24, 8pm
We love teachers! Celebrate the first performance with a discounted ticket and free specialty drink in a souvenir cup. Just $40 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 or teacher 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 dates and seats for new purchases only and subject to availability. Restrictions may apply. Not valid in combination with any other offer. Handling fees may apply.

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