Chess

May 2 – 19, 2019

by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus 

Chess is used as a metaphor for romantic rivalries and the US-Soviet rivalry during the Cold War.  The main characters 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.

Cast List

Florence Vassy ………………….. Jessica Ulbrich

Freddie Trumper ………………… Nathan Daugherty
Anatoly ……………………………… Drew Street
Molokov …………………………….. Stu Sanford
Svetlana ……………………………. Tammy Lukas
Walter ……………………………….. Kurt Gawlik
Arbiter ………………………………. Jacob Rosado
Gregor Vassy ……………………. Jeff Lukas
Young Florence ………………….. Scarlett Dalton/Lukas
Nikolai ………………………………. Wil Toro
MEN’S ROLES
TJ Venieris
Trip Melton
Mitchell Broadwater
Kenneth Lallave
Miles Randolph
Ezra Joel
Graham Mastro
Jonathan O’Brien
WOMEN’S ROLES
Shianne Hailey
Barbara Estok
Heather Lyn Mackey
Polly Croucher
Dawn Britner
Amber Britner
Chloe Mastro
Colleen Boylan
Michelle Konigsberg 
Rebekah Stenstrom