Spies wanted for Checkmate!, a Cold War Themed Scavenger Hunt in Celebration of Signature’s Musical Chess
This Saturday, August 28th from 10am to 1pm, teams of Chess-inspired ‘spies’ will fan out across Washington, DC following clues, rendezvousing with contacts and accessing special code words, all in a race against time to be first at the finish line to claim the Checkmate! grand prize.
Signature Theatre, producers of the rock musical Chess (now through Sept 26th) is holding the hunt in association with the International Spy Museum and promotional partner PostPoints.
The winning super-sleuths receive four tickets to a performance of Chess, four Chess t-shirts, a Chess CD, a signed Chess poster, an International Spy Museum family four pack and goody bag, a $100 gift certificate to the restaurant Ping in Shirlington, and a night at the Hilton Garden Inn. If the Grand Prize winning team is a member of PostPoints, the members will also receive a backstage tour and meet the cast of Chess. The second and third place teams will each receive two tickets to Chess.
But everyone wins in Checkmate! Every participant receives a 20% discount to Signature Theatre’s production of Chess running now through September 26, as well as $2 off the permanent exhibit at the International Spy Museum. PostPoints members will receive a special 35% discount and double points at Signature. PostPoints members must mention that they are a PostPoints member when registering to get the 35% discount and be eligible for the backstage tour and the meet-the-cast event.
Registration for Checkmate! closes Friday, Aug 27 at 5pm
Participating teams must include up to four people (at least one of whom must be 18 years or older). To register, teams must email [email protected] by Friday, August 27 at 5:00 pm and include the team name, individual team members’ names, email addresses and telephone numbers. Entries without complete information will not be registered.
Once registration is complete, the team will be emailed the first clue to find the location of the sign-in table.
Chess, the Tony Award winning Cold War musical, features Jeremy Kushnier (Signature’s The Rhythm Club and Broadway’s Footloose), Euan Morton (Broadway’s Sondheim on Sondheim and Taboo) and Jill Paice (Signature’s ACE and Broadway’s Curtains!).