Human Combat Chess 2018

Presented by Six Elements Theatre Company

The Gym at Christ Church Lutheran

3244 34th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55406 United States

90 minutes

With intermission

Past performances

Friday, June 15 8:00 pm
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Saturday, June 16 3:00 pm
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Saturday, June 16 8:00 pm
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Monday, June 18 8:00 pm
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Friday, June 22 8:00 pm
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Saturday, June 23 3:00 pm
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Saturday, June 23 8:00 pm
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Friday, June 29 8:00 pm
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Saturday, June 30 3:00 pm
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Saturday, June 30 8:00 pm
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Cabaret/variety Kids

The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it out for the Midwest Combat Chess League Championship, featuring two of the most exciting and energetic teams in the league: The daring Corsairs vs. the flashy Phoenix! They're fighting for fame, fortune and glory, but is that all that's on the line? Come find out when they #AssumeTheBoard!

Performances will be at the Gym at Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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.

To bring you the most entertaining fights possible, we've assembled the best team of fight directors in the Twin Cities area. While some of our actors are taking the board for their first time, we give them ample rehearsal time to make sure each fight is a unique, exciting experience for the audience. This gives the audience the adrenaline rush of MMA with the reassurance that the fighters will come out of it safely.

Human Combat Chess combines the drama of theatre with the edge of your seat thrill of sports, and there's something for everyone. The event is family friendly. If you would take your kids to a hockey game, you should bring them along to Human Combat Chess!

Mike Lubke Fight Director, Performer
Tom Ringberg Fight Choreographer, Performer
Jake Stone Performer
Jennifer Sisko Fight Choreographer, Performer
Jena Young Performer
David Schneider Fight Choreographer
Mason Tyer Fight Choreographer, Performer
Mike Anderson Fight Choreographer
Aaron Ruder Fight Captain, Performer
Aaron Newman Sound Design
Philip D. Henry Performer
Ethan Jensen Performer
Estefan Silva Performer
Thomas Sonneman Performer
Becci Schmidt Performer