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Chess
The Barn Players Theatre
Mission, KS
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Chess
The Barn Players Proudly Present...

CHESS

Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Richard Nelson
Based on an idea by Tim Rice

Directed by Barb Nichols
Musical Direction by Martha Risser
Choreographed by Rob Reeder
Assistant Direction by Lynn Reddick
& Derek McCracken
Stage Managed by Sara McAdoo & Curt Crespino
Costume Design by Julia Ras
Lighting Design by Phil Leonard
Set Design by Derek Donovan
Sound Design by Sean Leistico
Props Designed by Tamara Kingston

April 12 - 28, 2013
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

STARRING
Robert Hingula, Rebecca Johnston,
Josh Krueger & Kipp Simmons

FEATURING
Samantha Agron, Brian King,
James Levy, Mark Murphy & Julia Percy

WITH
Lindsay Agron, Kristin Altoro, Whitney
Armstrong, Dana Arnott, Corrine Baker, Beth
Benedict, Rebecca Brungardt, Chip Buckner,
Jennifer Cannady, Chuck Chambers, Gina Claypool,
John Edmonds, Dave Fullerton, John Grove,
Marcus Hurst, MB Hurst, Daniel Kedish, Rob
Reeder, Harmony Scharenberg, Brant Stacy
& Miles Wirth

The collaborators on Chess (Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of the pop group ABBA and lyrics by Tim Rice of Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita), have created a complex rock opera that played to full Broadway houses and standing ovations. Here, 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."

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The Barn Players Theatre (View)
6219 Martway
Mission, KS 66202
United States


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Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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