Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came

Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came

Written by Steve Schroer
Directed by Philip D. Henry
Featuring: Susan Dempsey, Lindy Jackson, Matt Kelly, Jessica Passaro, Aaron Ruder, Boo Segersin, Mickaylee Shaughnessy, Henry Southwick, Bernadette Sponberg-Paraday, Cody Stewart, Mason Tyer, and Laura Wiebers

Artwork by Whittney A. Streeter

Accompanied by an implacable Seer, Childe Roland (so called because he is not yet a knight) enters the mystical, blighted land of the Elf King to save his sister, lost to that realm by ancient and impossible ritual. Along the way he crosses paths with the residents of that place, and each encounter pulls him closer to his dark destiny and and the fateful climax against the wicked elf king.


Written by Steve Schroer of Hardcover Theater and based on the same material as Stephen King's Dark Tower series, "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" was an exploration of the classic poem by Robert Browning illustrating one man's struggle with true morality.

Performed at the Historic Mounds Theater, 1029 Hudson Road, St. Paul, MN 55106

HCC 2017: Celts v. Legion

Human Combat Chess 2017

The best sport to never exist is back! Six Elements Theatre Company  is proud to present Human Combat Chess 2017! Returning for the 6th year in a row, Human Combat Chess 2017 presents the Celts and the Legion as they compete for 2017’s Midwest Combat Chess League Championship! The stakes have never been higher as the teams #AssumeTheBoard in the best two out of three format shown in last year’s All-Star game!

Human Combat Chess is a recurring show featuring different matches in a fictional sports league playing the sport of Human Combat Chess. Each team fields 16 players of all shapes and sizes that are assigned positions identical to those in the classic game of Chess, who are then ordered to move by their respective Kings. The similarities to Chess begin to unravel when a player moves into a piece occupied by another, as they now fight over the square! This choreographed fight can end with either piece as the victor, holding the square.

Presented at Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406