A 1980s rock musical opens the 2010-11 theater season at Jamestown College.
"Chess," with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, runs Oct. 28-30 at 7:30 p.m. nightly in the Reiland Fine Arts Center's DeNault Auditorium.
Tickets are $10 and can be reserved through the box office. Call 252-3467, ext. 2435, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Jamestown College web site, www.jc.edu and click on "Community" and "Reiland Box Office." The box office is located in room 130 of the Reiland Fine Arts Center. Box Office hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding school breaks.
Set in the Cold War environment of the 1980s, an American chess star, Freddie (played by Jordan Wolfe), and his Russian opponent, Anatoly (Jeff Prentice), square off in a world championship filled with political intrigue. The American's assistant, Florence (Alexis Barnick), falls in love with the Russian who then defects, setting off more conspiracy and deceit. Songs include "Nobody's Side," "One Night in Bangkok," and "Someone Else's Story."
Cast members are Barnick, Dakota Kaplan, Jon Mangnall, Tony McIntyre and Krysta Schmiedeberg, all Jamestown; Matthew Nies, Ashley; Rhys Harries, Bismarck; Katie Roehm, Carpio; Joseph Sharp, Cavalier; Rebecca O'Toole, Crystal; Beth Paulson, Fargo; Sieara Rivinius, Gackle; Kelsey Rasmuson and Jenna Skeldum, Minot; Samantha Riehl, Raleigh; Scarlett Bourg, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Stephanie Olson, Apple Valley, Minn.; Brandon Bodien, Becker, Minn.; Prentice, Bloomington, Minn.; Nick Maloney, East Grand Forks, Minn.; Courtney Diestler, Fergus Falls, Minn.; Rachel Braff and Raena Haatvedt, Grand Rapids, Minn.; Wolfe, Oslo, Minn.; Carlotta Jo Rasmussen, Richville, Minn.; Alyssa Weinstein, Rosemount, Minn.; Peter Odney, St. Paul, Minn.; Tori Eichelberger, Harrison, Mont.; Warren Abrahamson, Malta, Mont.; and Alex Smith, Kent, Wash.
The season continues Feb. 10-12 with "The Nerd" by Larry Shue. A young architect has never met the man who saved his life in Vietnam. His visit is filled with surprises.
"Macbeth" runs April 7-9. The thirst for power leaves a bloody trail in Shakespeare's classic.
The season concludes April 28 with "An Evening of One Acts," directed by Jamestown College students.
Season tickets are available for $25 and include admission to all four productions. Requests for season tickets can be made through the box office.