“Everybody’s playing the game,
But Nobody’s rules are the same”

  • Doug Chitel and Jennifer Walder in CHESS (photo by Scott Cally)

  • Joey Donnelly, Jennifer Walder, Doug Chitel and Carman Napier in CHESS (photo by Scott Cally)

April 21 – May 13, 2018

Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
Book by Richard Nelson

Gallery Players’ final show of its 51st season is the timely classic, Chess; an epic story set at the height of the Cold War, where two great chess masters — an American and a Russian — meet in Bangkok to battle for the world championship… but their greatest contest is for the love of one woman.

Before Mamma Mia!, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of the pop group ABBA, fashioned this daring musical from an idea by lyricist Tim Rice. Originally satirizing the hostility of the international political atmosphere of the 1980s, Chess could very well have been written today, as politics, espionage and intrigue collides with love and chess. It features the Top 40 hit “One Night in Bangkok” along with “Heaven Help My Heart” and the stirring “Anthem.”

(Approx. running time: 2:50)


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