Coming Next from 2nd Star Productions - "Chess"
This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster, the earnest Russian champion and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls for the Russian. From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score.
Direction by Mickey Lund
Music Direction by Doug Dawson and Jess Deskin
Choreography by Karen Lacy
Freddy - Dean Davis
Florence - Elizabeth Hester
Anatoly - Lee Nicol
Molokov - Gene Valendo
Walter - Jason Vellon
Svetlana - Ashley Zielinski
The Arbiter - John Rose
Ensemble - Lori Bonnette, Ryan Dolan, Chuck Hastings, James Maxted, Laura Kavinski, Cristina Shunk, Shelby Sours, Davis Wooffon-Klebanoff
Chess will be performed at the Bowie Playhouse (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715) from January 25 – February 16, Fridays through Sundays. Tickets are available online at this link.