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    CHESS the Musical

    11th Hour Theatre Company

    20 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    • Saturday January 11th 2020, 8:00pm to 10:30pm
    • Sunday January 12th 2020, 3:00pm to 5:30pm
    • Sunday January 12th 2020, 7:30pm to 7:30pm
    • Thursday January 16th 2020, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
    • Friday January 17th 2020, 8:00pm to 10:30pm
    • Saturday January 18th 2020, 8:00pm to 10:30pm
    • Sunday January 19th 2020, 3:00pm to 5:30pm
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    Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
    Lyrics by Tim Rice
    Book by Richard Nelson
    Directed by Michael Philip O’Brien

    Join us for this concert production featuring the music of ABBA members Andersson and Ulvaeus, as well as lyrics by musical theatre icon, Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Aida). This gripping musical was inspired by political and international spectacle of the 1972 World Chess Championship between American Bobby Fischer and Russian Boris Spassky. Set in the 1980’s at the height of the Cold War, Chess illustrates how something as trivial as a game of chess can mean so much more when fueled by the threats and propaganda of nations at war.

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    $19 - $37
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