CHESS Book by Richard Nelson Presented at the NEW CVRep Theatre in Cathedral City

CHESS
Book by Richard Nelson
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson,
March 13-31, 2019
CVRep Playhouse in Cathedral City

The collaborators on CHESS are giants of rock music (ABBA) and rock musicals, and here they have created a complex rock opera that played to full Broadway houses and standing ovations. In this musical, the ancient game 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.”

“One of the best rock scores ever produced. This is an angry, difficult, demanding and rewarding show.” – TIME

Date

Mar 22 2019 - Mar 31 2019

Time

8:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Location

CVRep Theatre Cathedral City
68510 East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, CA, USA
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CVRep Theatre
Phone
760-296-2966
Website
www.cvrep.com
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