Production of ‘Lords of the Board’ at Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa shows wonders of a strategic game
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Published: Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 3:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 9:33 p.m.
It wasn’t your typical Sunday afternoon chess match at Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square.
The “pieces” on a giant chess board were live actors dressed as Vikings, fairies, wizards, unicorns, Goths, Grim Reapers and bat-like gargoyles.
Controlling the action were a pair of pint-sized chess players, Fred Marvel, 9 and Raahul Shah, 10.
After the boys made their moves on a normal-size chess board, they shifted the living proxies.
The human chess pieces taunted their opponents as they knocked them out of the game. “I think you’ll make a lovely slave,” said Shah’s queen, checking Marvel’s knight.