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Chess

Part of the ABBA Summer

Thu-Sat Jun 25-27 at 7:30 pm
Matinee Sat Jun 27 at 1:30 pm

Chess, with music from two former members of ABBA, tells the story of a romantic triangle between two players in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Although the protagonists were not intended to represent any specific individuals, the characters personalities are loosely based on those of Victor Korchnoi and Bobby Fischer, and the oddity of the Merano championship in the musical is based on the similar oddities which occurred during the 1978 World Championship between Korchnoi and Anatoly Karpov.

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