Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Susan K. Berkompas
A lightly staged Rock Opera Concert
From the members of musical pop sensation ABBA that brought us Mamma Mia, Chess is set in the 1980s during the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. It is a story about the romantic triangle between two players in a World Chess Championship, one Russian and one American, and the Hungarian-born American woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Hit rock songs like “One Night in Bangkok” and “Nobody’s Side” are guaranteed showstoppers; and ballads “I Know Him So Well” and “Heaven Help My Heart” bring humanity to the true character pawns in this allegory.
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By John Boynton Priestley
Directed by Connor Berkompas
Showing: June 21 – June 30
When a mysterious Inspector unexpectedly arrives at the prosperous Birling family home, their celebratory dinner is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman.
The Inspector’s suspense-filled investigation threatens the very foundation of the family’s lives, leaving them to re-examine their responsibility to the outside world and each other.
Written in 1944, J. B. Priestley’s powerful thriller reinvents the popular “drawing room” murder mystery, turning the genre on its head.
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