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For Release through Aug. 1

DALLAS— Cold War animosities, romance, loyalty, deception, ‘80s style power ballads and logical strategies are a strange blend, but all come together in Theatre Brookhaven’s summer musical, Chess. Join the School of the Arts Drama Department July 22 to Aug. 1 at Brookhaven College in the Performance Hall for its performance of Chess.

Years before turning their ABBA songs into a Broadway success with Mamma Mia!, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson along with Tim Rice, put together the music and lyrics for Chess. While the game of chess is not your standard theater theme, as a musical Chess delivers both a love story and catchy music. The story follows an American chess champion who battles his Russian counterpart, and a romantic-tangle grows when the woman who manages one champion and falls in love with the other. With a combination of coldly logical chess moves and passionate, emotional breakups, Chess flows through both upbeat music and darker themes to offer theatergoers something outside the usual musical experience.

Directed by Darise Error, performances are July 22-24 and 29-31 at 8 p.m., with afternoon performances July 25 and Aug. 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall. General admission is $15; students and senior adults are $10. Tickets are available at the School of the Arts Box Office at 972-860-4118. Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 3:30 p.m.



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