Coming Up at Milburn Stone Theatre:
MST in Concert Presents: Chess
January 18, 19, & 20
Friday & Saturday at 8pm | Sunday at 2pm
Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson (formerly of ABBA)
After a successful inaugural production, MST In Concert returns with the musical phenomenon, CHESS! This highly acclaimed musical uses the ancient game as a metaphor for romantic rivalries and the US-Soviet rivalry during the Cold War. Uneasy allies and bitter enemies form a love triangle: the ill-mannered American Grandmaster, the intense Russian champion who plans on defecting to the West, and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the International Championships with the American but falls in love with the Russian. From Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians, and spies all struggle to get the upper-hand. Featuring the international hit singles, “I know Him So Well” and “One Night In Bangkok.”
Recommended for ages 13 and up.