Abingdon Theatre Company is honored to welcome SITI Company with the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, a new play based on texts adapted by Jocelyn Clarke from the many public conversations with American composer, writer, artist, and philosopher John Cage, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart. SITI actors Will Bond and Ellen Lauren embody the dramatic journey of a long-term relationship over the course of a single night and a chess game. Over 90 minutes audiences will experience the wide-open mind-bending brilliance of Cage’s insights about the world, about art and music, philosophy and the adventures that life presents through the conversations that he engaged in throughout his life. Dense and humorous, graceful and penetrating, this is SITI Company in an adventurous mood, landing lightly upon the profound truths to which we can all relate.
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