The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

Ladies and gentlemen, in this corner, weighing in with a unique combo of powerful physicality and wickedly smart comedy, please make some noise for this vibrantly entertaining play about – wait for it – professional wrestling. “Mace” Guerra is a really good professional wrestler, but he isn’t the champ – that’s the impossibly charismatic Chad Deity. When Mace discovers an Indian-American Brooklyn kid whose charisma rivals Chad’s, he decides to recruit him as the perfect foil. But when their rivalry is used to exploit racial stereotypes and raise ratings, all three men find themselves fighting for more than the title belt. Winner of the 2011 Obie for Best New American Play and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, this no-holds-barred comedy slams together thrilling spectacle, incredible characters and political allegory for an invigorating theatrical experience.

by Kristoffer Diaz

Featuring: Raji Ahsan, Gabriel Jose Bonilla, Todd Allen Durkin, Pierre Jean Gonzalez, Jamin Olivencia, Garrett Turner

Assistant Director: Daniella Seidl

Scenic Designer: Tim Mackabee

Costume Designer: Eduardo Sicangco

Light Designer: Alan C. Edwards

Video Designer: Alex Basco Koch

Sound Designer/Composer: Luqman Brown

Production Stage Manager: Katelynn Cooper

Production Photography: Stian Roenning

Produced by Miami New Drama
Miami, FL
Jan 25-Feb 18, 2018