CHESS

  • The Generic Theater
  • 215 Saint Pauls Blvd
  • Norfolk, VA
  • June 21 - July 14, 2019
  • Price: Adults - $18 Seniors / Students / Military - $15 Groups of 10 or more - $13 per person

Music by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Lyrics by Tim Rice & Björn Ulvaeus

Directed by Shon M. Stacy

In this musical, the ancient game of Chess becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super-power politics, and international intrigues. The pawns in this drama form a love triangle: the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion, and a Hungarian American female assistant who arrives at the international chess match in Bangkok with the American but falls for the Russian. From Bangkok to Budapest the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes "One Night in Bangkok" and "Heaven Help My Heart."

Presented through the arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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  • The Generic Theater
  • Adults - $18 Seniors / Students / Military - $15 Groups of 10 or more - $13 per person