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  • Bowie Playhouse 16500 White Marsh Park Drive Bowie, MD, 20715 United States (map)

Performances: Jan 25 - Feb 16, 2019, Fri/Sat: 8pm; Sun: 3pm. Feb 16 @3pm.

Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA; Lyrics by Tim Rice


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.

Earlier Event: February 15
12 Incompetent Jurors
Later Event: February 15
Marsha Ambrosius