LisaM’s Event Journal

Chess 070113
Thursday July 18, 2013 / 7:30pm
4 tickets
Assigned at Box Office

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I would have given this show more stars if I felt it had been represented better in the description on Goldstar. Having seen other shows at ArtsWest, I came in with the expectation of seeing a gripping, adult show performed by adult actors, rather than a gripping, adult show performed by high school and college students. Nowhere in the show description on Goldstar was the apprenticeship program mentioned. Don't get me wrong, these young actors are extremely talented (the girl who plays Florence in particular) and I probably would have come to see the show anyways (Chess is one of my favorites and is grossly underperformed), but I would have adjusted my expectations to suit the situation. I guess my excitement at seeing ANY theater in Seattle put this show on overwhelmed my drive to research the production before buying tickets.