The Human Chessgame (1988-1996)


The Black King Richard of York squares off against Talbot (David Vega) in "Monty Python meets the Black Adder for the War of the Roses...or...That Bloody Shake-speare" as "The Human Chessgame '91" photos by Ceridwen, Stephen Moorer and others


These photos are a rare representation of moments in a long combat of champions on The Human Chessboard. In the background are occasionally visible the watching Cade (Kevin Caston), Pessimistic Pig Pawn (Julie Hughett) and Red Queen (Renee Farjeon).


Black King Monty Python v. Red King Black Adder (John Farmanesh) in "Monty Python meets the Black Adder for the War of the Roses...or...That Bloody Shake-speare" as "The Human Chessgame '91" photo by Stephen Moorer


Black King faces an unexpected move by Red Pawn(Melissa Okey) in "Monty Python meets the Black Adder for the War of the Roses...or...That Bloody Shake-speare" as "The Human Chessgame '91" photo by Ceridwen







JTH's wife Red Knight roaring defiance and carrying lemon bars she baked for the cast in "Monty Python meets the Black Adder for the War of the Roses...or...That Bloody Shake-speare" as "The Human Chessgame '91" photo by Ceridwen
 

Black King wielding the longest Long Sword I ever used onstage; with Black Queen (Misty Dawn Sherman), at right Red Pawn (Eleanor Wylde), at left Rook (Michael Jacobs) in "Monty Python meets the Black Adder for the War of the Roses...or...That Bloody Shake-speare" as "The Human Chessgame '91" photo by Ceridwen

The Terminator as Black King with Black Queen Elvira (JTH's wife Nancy Bernhard) in "The Human Chess Game: War of the Sexes" 1992 photo by Ceridwen

Dr. Miguelito Loveless (Jack Christ) in "The Human Chess Game: The Wild, Wild West" directed by JTH GroveMont Theatrefest 1994

James West (Darren O'Hanvey) in saber fight on horseback versus The Westworld Gunfighter (Eric Maximoff) in "The Human Chess Game: The Wild, Wild West" directed by JTH GroveMont Theatrefest 1994

Romulan Commander (JTH's wife Nancy Bernhard) with Spock in "The Human Chessgame: Star Trek," PacRep 1995 photo by Ceridwen

 

 

Romulan Commander (JTH's wife Nancy Bernhard) mindmelds with Spock, Enterprise crewmembers behind; Kirk seated with communicator while Bones (Jody Gilmore) sneaks away in "The Human Chessgame: Star Trek," PacRep 1995 photo by Ceridwen

 


Black King Edward de Vere 17th Earl of Oxford in "The Human Chessgame," Theatrefest, GroveMont Theatre 1990, photo by Ceridwen

 

 


Black King Edward de Vere 17th Earl of Oxford in "The Human Chessgame," Theatrefest, GroveMont Theatre 1990, photo by Ceridwen


Hippolyta (Denise Clifford) and Theseus in "The Human Chess Game," 1988

Spock (The White King) in "The Human Chessgame," 1989