About This Show

Chess Match No. 5 is a new play based on texts from many public conversations of American composer, writer, artist, and philosopher John Cage. Actors Will Bond and Ellen Lauren embody the dramatic journey of a long-term relationship over the course of a single night and a chess game. Through Cage’s conversations, audiences experience the wide-open, mind-bending brilliance of his insights into the world, art, music, philosophy, and adventures that life presents. Dense and humorous, graceful and penetrating, Chess Match No. 5 lands lightly upon profound truths.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: March 9, 2017 Opening Night: March 19, 2017 Final Performance: April 2, 2017
Location: June Havoc Theatre, New York City

312 W 36th St,

New York,


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Theatermania Review

| | March 19, 2017
Abingdon Theatre Company gives the inscrutable work of composer John Cage a theatrical form.

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