The Celts are taking on the Templars and we’re invited to watch.
Have you ever heard of Human Combat Chess (HCC)?
I hadn’t either until FFTC got a message on Facebook saying if we liked the Renaissance Festival, we would love Six Elements Theatre‘s HCC.
This is how it’s explained on Six Elements Theatre’s website
Human Combat Chess is a highly choreographed event where 32 actors take on the roles of two teams of 16 fighters. These characters are skilled in all areas of fighting from fists to swords, to daggers to halberds. In a normal game of chess, when a player moves a knight onto an opposing pawn, they capture that pawn. In HCC the knight and pawn face off on the giant chess board using whatever weapon the knight chooses. In reality all of these actors have spent the previous 8 weeks coached by a team of choreographers creating and learning fights to ensure safety and maximum entertainment value.
This production is unlike any other you’re likely to see at any theater. Most shows are built with a small team, a small cast, presented flat to the audience, who is expected to be quiet and respectful throughout the performance. HCC is at its core a play, there is a script, and directors, and performers, but what HCC and Six Elements turns on its head is what is expected from our audience. We want you to shout, to take photos, to tweet. This is a sporting event unlike any other, involving almost 60 artists to collaborate and build.
They promised a family friendly event. And even though I cannot vouch for them, they were excited to have my little ones there. Even to take pictures with them. So we plan on being there this weekend–somehow between taking my oldest to camp and our Father’s Day Event at the Minnesota Transportation Museum. I am really very excited!
This could be an incredible Father’s Day Gift especially if you can’t make it to our FFTC event! Enter to win a family-four pack to one of Saturday’s performances.
This Flash Giveaway is open until 9 pm tonight, June 15. Winner will be notified by email.
- Mandatory Entry — Leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite board game of which you would love to watch a live action similation?
- Extra Entries (to be done only after mandatory entry, leave a comment for each action)
When? Last Week of Competition
Tonight June 15th, 7:30
Thursday June 18th, 7:30
Friday June 19th, 7:30
Saturday June 20th, 3:00
Saturday June 20th, 7:30
Last Week of Competition