College of Communication and Fine Arts Department of Theatre & Dance


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.




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