FRIDAY PICK | Human Combat Chess: En garde, Fischer!


If Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone whetted your appetite for deadly life-size games of chess, you may want to consider going to church—both to repent for your bloodlust and to indulge it. From June 22-30, Six Elements Theatre will be staging choreographed games of human chess at University Baptist Church, complete with concessions and play-by-play commentary. If there was ever a setting where Bob Dylan’s “Only a Pawn in Their Game” could be played as a Jock Jam, this is it.

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