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Chess

Book by Richard Nelson
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, formerly of ABBA.

August 20 - September 5

Director: Ian Ferris
Music Director: Nate Venet
Choreography: Brad Enos
Artistic Designer: Shawn Patrick Rice
Stage Manager: Maria Beattie

“Chess” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Chess is used as a metaphor for romantic rivalries and the US-Soviet rivalry during the Cold War of the 1980s. The story involves two chess grandmasters, an American and a Soviet, fighting over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other—all in the context of a politically charged, Cold War-era tournament between the two men.

The   Stowe   Cast

Florence Vassy – Rachel Drew
Anatoly Sergievsky – Erik Freeman
Fredrick Trumper – James Blanchard
The Arbiter – Peter Schmeeckle
Alexander Molokov – Jim Coates
Walter de Courcey – Jesse Clayton
Svetlana Sergievsky – Stacy Garrison
Ensemble:
Jessica L. Della Pepa
Beth Esmond
Michael Gilman
Michael Jarvis
Sam Lewis
Kyle Silliman-Smith
Kristin Silverman
Andy Whitaker
Olivia Zoecklein (Featured Dancer)

 

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