CHESS Runs Nov. 3-12

PS_Chess logoCHESS
Playhouse South
Nov. 3-12
Kettering

Directed by Carrie Thurston
Music directed by Andrew Hackworth
Choreographed by Nick Bellmyer

Cast: Lindsey Cardoza as Florence, TC Schreier as Freddie, TJ Montgomery as Anatoly, Jim Brown as Molokov, Madison Galloway as Svetlana, Wayne Myers as Walter, Matt Clifton as Arbiter, Brad Bishop as Gregory Vassy, Serenity Earich as Young Florence & Naman Clark as Nikolai
Ensemble: Tyler Smith, Jenna Gomes, John Falkenbach, Sande Scott, Timothy Fingerle, Marissa Durham, Nicholas Baver, Madison Lutz, Jared Huntley, Aerial Aniballi & Shanna Camacho

Chess is used as a metaphor for romantic rivalries and the US-Soviet rivalry during the Cold War. The main characters form a love triangle: the ill-mannered American Grandmaster, the intense Russian champion who plans on defecting to the West, and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls in love with the Russian. From Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians and spies all struggle to get the upper-hand.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 3-4 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 5 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 10-11 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 12 at 2pm

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