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Human Combat Chess 2015

  • Christ Church Lutheran 3244 34th Ave S Minneapolis, MN, 55406 United States (map)


$15 General Admission

$12 Student/Senior/Fringe

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This June, Six Elements Theatre is proud to present our fifth annual Human Combat Chess (HCC). Come see the steadfast Celts face off against the unmovable Templars at the Christ Church Lutheran Gymnasium!

Performances dates:
Friday June 12th, 7:30
Saturday June 13th, 7:30
Sunday June 14th, 7:30
Monday June 15th, 7:30
Thursday June 18th, 7:30
Friday June 19th, 7:30
Saturday June 20th, 3:00
Saturday June 20th, 7:30

Human Combat Chess is a highly choreographed event where 32 actors take on the roles of two teams of 16 fighters. These characters are skilled in all areas of fighting from fists to swords, to daggers to halberds. In a normal game of chess, when a player moves a knight onto an opposing pawn, they capture that pawn. In HCC the knight and pawn face off on the giant chess board using whatever weapon the knight chooses. In reality all of these actors have spent the previous 8 weeks coached by a team of choreographers creating and learning fights to ensure safety and maximum entertainment value.

This production is unlike any other you're likely to see at any theater. Most shows are built with a small team, a small cast, presented flat to the audience, who is expected to be quiet and respectful throughout the performance. HCC is at its core a play, there is a script, and directors, and performers, but what HCC and Six Elements turns on its head is what is expected from our audience. We want you to shout, to take photos, to tweet. This is a sporting event unlike any other, involving almost 60 artists to collaborate and build.

Earlier Event: May 30
Brawl of America 2015