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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 2:00 pm

Experience a world chess championship amid the Cold War struggle between the United States and Russia as the performing arts department at Chandler-Gilbert Community college presents the musical "Chess."

The production will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 1-3 and also at 2 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Arnette Scott Ward Performing Arts Center at the Pecos campus, 2626 E. Pecos Road.

"Chess" revolves around two top players - an American and a Russian - and their romantic triangle with a woman who is the "second" player to the American but becomes the love interest of the Russian. The story takes place at a time when personal lives were used by governments for "the greater good," according to a news release.

Tickets are $10, general admission; $9, seniors; $7 for students or groups of 10 or more; and $5 for the matinee. Purchase tickets by calling the CGCC box office at (480) 732-7343.

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