April 21 – May 13, 2018

Book by Richard Nelson
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson

Joey Donnelly, Jennifer Walder, Doug Chitel and Carman Napier in Gallery Players’ CHESS (photo by Scott Cally)

2018 marks the 30th Anniversary for this landmark musical. The collaborators on Chess are giants of rock music and rock musicals. Here the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super power politics and international intrigues. Set against the backdrop of the International Chess Championship, from Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes “One Night in Bangkok” and “Heaven Help My Heart.”

“One Night in Bangkok” (photo by Scott Cally)

Performance Schedule

Saturday, April 21 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, April 22 @ 3:00pm (GalleryTalks)

Thursday, April 26 @ 8:00pm
Friday, April 27 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, April 28 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, April 29 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, May 3 @ 8:00pm
Friday,  May 4 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 5 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, May 5 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 6 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, May 10 @ 8:00pm
Friday, May 11 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 12 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, May 12 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 13 @ 3:00pm

(Approx. running time: 2:50)



Ensemble – Jay Braver, Ben Carlson, MariaElisa Costa, Chris Jumper*, Gavin Kenny, Emily La Rosa, Tara Llewellyn, Tyler McCombe, Trisden Milburn, Logan Rathmann, Becky Rosky, Elizabeth Sauter, Rachel Shafran, Dennis Wees*, Travis Wicklund
Florence – Carman Napier*
Anatoly – Doug Chitel*
Freddie – Joey Donnelly*
Molokov – John Gibson*
Walter – Jan-Peter Pedross*
Svetlana – Jennifer Walder
The Arbiter – Anthony Logan Cole
Nikolai – Fiore Barbini*
Young Florence – Emma Grace Berardelli

*Equity member appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production



Executive Producer/Director – Mark Harborth
Company Manager – Nick Radu-Blackburn
Music Director – Benjamin Jacob
Assistant Director/Choreographer – Ryan Graytok
Set Designer – Grenville Burgess
Assistant Set Designer – Emma Miller
Lighting Designer – Scott Andrew Cally
Projections Designer – Heather M. Crocker
Costume Designer – Antonio Consuegra
Assistant Costume Designer – Sherry Wu
Props Designer – Gabrielle Giacomo
Production Stage Manager – Roxanne Goodby
Assistant Stage Managers – Emily La Rosa and Michelle Danahy