WHO ARE THE CHARACTRES IN CHESS THE MUSICAL?
Here is our cheat sheet for who is playing who in Chess The Musical coming to the Civic Theatre for 3 SHOWS ONLY from March 27.
Anatoly Sergievsky - DAVID HARRIS
The Russian: The champion from Soviet Russia—a troubled husband (and father) who despises the propaganda and politics of the tournament, eventually deciding to defect from his homeland, even at the cost of deserting his family.
Florence Vassy - SILVIE PALADINO
Freddie's strong-willed second and possible paramour, raised in England and separated from her presumably captured or killed father during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956; Florence has worked hard to become the cosmopolitan woman she is today, but feels strained by Freddie's brashness. She starts by focusing on the game (and Frederick), ends focusing on her heart (and Anatoly).
Frederick "Freddie" Trumper - MARTY WORRALL
American chess champion, arrogant, temperamental, prideful, a genius, dangerously obsessed … but somehow, we find ourselves attracted to him. A cross between Bobby Fisher and John McEnroe. Freddie has a definite focus on his public appearance and finds it difficult to make real connections with people.
The Arbiter - MARISSA SAROCA
The coldly objective, no-nonsense referee of the championship tournament and also the president of the International Chess Federation. All business, cares only for the match and not for politics. Authoritative, with clockwork precision.
Alexander Molokov - CHRISTOPHER ALLAN
Anatoly’s second; KGB agent and head of Russian delegation, politically manipulative, intellectually formidable and fiercely patriotic.
Walter DeCourcey - MATT EDWARDS
A financial administrator in Freddie's delegation. Marketing agent; seemingly respectable, of substance, trustworthy and a secret CIA agent.
Svetlana Sergievsky - AMY VEE
Anatoly's estranged wife who, under Molokov's machinations, tries to persuade Anatoly to return to his homeland and family; although upset at Anatoly's betrayal, she also understands that Florence has given Anatoly something she cannot herself. A woman who seems to just another pawn in someone else's game - but demonstrates there's more to her than just being a player in a game.
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