June 6 – 16

Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Lyrics by Tim Rice

Directed by Susan K. Berkompas 

A Rock Opera by the pop sensation ABBA

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.