Ancient Game Comes to Life in Mississauga Musical
Toronto, ON, March 27, 2018: City Centre Musical Productions recently completed a successful run of CHESS The Musical, March 16-25, 2018. Chess Institute was happy to help by providing the tournament board and some chess costumes. We join with CCMP in celebrating the imaginative potential of “the ancient game.”
Synopsis: In this musical, the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super-power politics, and international intrigues. The pawns in this drama form a love triangle: the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion, and a Hungarian American female assistant who arrives at the international chess match in Bankok with the American, but falls for the Russian. From Merano to Bankok the players, lovers, politicians, press, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score.