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The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

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“Fiercely original and hugely entertaining.” -TheaterMania

October 24 – November 22, 2020

On the U.S. Bank Main Stage
Current subscribers: renew your season tickets here.
Single tickets go on sale August 3.

Pulitzer Prize finalist 2010, winner of the Obie for Best New American Play 2011, winner of the National Latino Playwriting Award 2008, winner of the NYT Outstanding Playwright Award 2011

This comic powerslam of a play tackles racism and geopolitics through drop-kicking humor and the thrilling spectacle of pro wrestling. Macedonio “The Mace” Guerra is a “jobber” — the guy who loses to make the champions look good. Hoping for his ticket to the big time, he partners with a charismatic, trash-talking Indian kid from Brooklyn, who’s the perfect foil to help him take on the all-American champ, Chad Deity. But the rivalry is used to exploit racial stereotypes in the name of ratings and all three men find themselves fighting for much more than the championship title.

A co-production with Artists Repertory Theatre.

“[Chad Deity] has the delicious crackle and pop of a galloping, honest-to-God, all-American satire.”
–The New York Times

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

By Kristoffer Diaz
Directed by Dámaso Rodríguez

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