Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeusand;
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Stephen Hancock
Feb 20-22 and 27-28, Mar 1, 2014
Cunning gamesmanship is the order of the day in this intriguing tale of conflict set
during the Cold War era. The tensions between America and Russia are played out on
the chessboard in this dynamic rock opera that develops the sophisticated game of
chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. Like
the game of chess, life and love sometimes require strategic power plays, manipulations,
and sacrificial pawns.
Friday, Feb. 21 is UM Faculty, Staff and Alumni FREE Night at the Theatre.