Richard McElvain’s One Man Show The Chess Player is visiting at the Telakka Theater. Stefan Zweig’s novel-based play is a dive into the power of imagination and the deception of obsessions.
The Chess Player tells a story of a stolen chess book which becomes the last point that keeps the Nazi insurgent prisoner from losing his mind. Isolated from the world, he plays against himself by sharing his mind between two competing chess players. After escaping the prison he challenges the world’s best chess player and drifts further and further to madness.Performed in English.