East West Players presents Chess, May 9 - June 9

Chess is a musical about a love triangle between two chess players, an American and a Russian, during the Cold War. Former ABBA bandmates wrote the music and Tim Rice wrote the lyrics. If you're in Los Angeles this month until June 9th, you can catch the East West Players production at the David Henry Hwang Theater. Here's some more info:


Book by Richard Nelson
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Directed by Tim Dang
Musical Direction by Marc Macalintal
Choreography by Marc Oka

May 09 - June 09, 2013

From the lyricist of Jesus Christ Superstar and the composers of Mamma Mia!, the story involves a romantic triangle between two top chess players - an American and a Russian - and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. All of this takes place within the context of the Cold War, as both countries vie for international chess victories for propaganda purposes.

"CHESS (UK Version)" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Featuring: Joan Almedilla, Elijah Rock, Victor E. Chan, Carey Rebecca Brown, Ray A. Rochelle, Michael Alexander Henry, and Ryan Castellino with Cesar Cipriano, Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Jasmine Ejan, Shay Louise, D.T. Matias, Maegan McConnell, Alex Sanchez, and Justin Vasquez.
Regular tickets range from $51-$56, and there are student and senior discoutns available. Find more information about the play, including production times and how to purchase tickets, by visiting the East West Players website.

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