About Chess (UK Version)

Set against the backdrop of the Cold War-era 1980s, the ancient game of chess develops into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and political intrigue. The loutish American Grandmaster, the earnest Russian Champion, and a Hungarian-American chess second make their moves as their loyalties shift and they become pawns in a grander game. From Italy to Thailand we follow our players as they manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score created by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA and the award-winning lyricist Tim Rice. CHESS is a powerful and significant piece of theatre featuring the well-known songs “Anthem”, “I Know Him So Well”, and the international chart topper, “One Night in Bangkok”.

Third Wall Productions

Third Wall Productions is a not for profit, 501(c) (3) organization, in Baltimore that provides education in the theatrical arts through live performances, workshops and youth summer stock program. TWP is welcoming of all persons regardless of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. We provide family friendly entertainment and encourage everyone to participate as they like. From acting to directing, lighting and sound to back stage and costumes, there is something for everyone at Third Wall Productions.