Chess

Chess

Chess

Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Robin Buck
Music Direction by Daniel Gary Busby

This iconic 80s musical develops the ancient game of chess into a metaphor for political and romantic intrigue. The loutish American Grandmaster, the earnest Russian Champion, the Hungarian-American chess second, and the discarded wife all vie for attention and dominance. Think Trump-Putin and their minions in a “reality TV-style” concert setting.

 

Event Details

  • When: Thursday, November 16, 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Irvine Barclay Theatre
  • Organizer: Julia Lupton (email)
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