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
Jessica L. Della Pepa
Olivia Zoecklein (Featured Dancer)