The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by Jeremy Aluma

Submitted by gsaenz on Mon, 07/31/2017 - 7:02pm
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 8:00pm to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00pm
The Play
How does one pursue the “American Dream” in a country that refuses to offer opportunity indiscriminately? That is the question at the heart of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, a flashy American satire set in the professional entertainment wrestling world. We follow Macedonio Guerra, an excellent Puerto Rican wrestler, as he rises from the bottom of the pecking order. In this interactive physical comedy, Mace talks directly to the audience as fans in his arena, drawing the viewer into the struggle, joy, and heart of the story. The play dissects race, xenophobia, ego, and our moral compass – topics even more relevant now than when it premiered eight years ago. Winner of the 2011 Obie Award for Best New American Play, a 2009 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, and the 2008 National Latino Playwriting Award.
Red Theater Chicago is proud to present, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity! Chad Deity runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 4:00 PM August 15, through September 16, 2017, with an additional Monday performance on August 28 with captions. Captions will also be provided on Thursday, August 31 at 8:00 PM. A touch tour will be offered on Sunday, August 27 at 4:00 PM. Tickets go on sale online July 24, 2017 at Press Opening is Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM. **Previews are Tuesday, August 15 through Thursday, August 17 at 8:00 PM. The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity will be performed at Strawdog Theatre’s new home at 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. The theater is fully accessible and CTA accessible via the Irving Park Brown Line train or the #11 Lincoln bus.
Friday, August 18 at 8pm (press opening)
Saturday, August 19 at 8pm
Sunday, August 20 at 4pm
Thursday, August 24 at 8pm
Friday, August 25 at 8pm
Saturday, August 26 at 8pm
Sunday, August 27 at 4pm (touch tour)
Monday, August 28 at 8pm (captions)
Thursday, August 31 at 8pm (captions)
Friday, September 1 at 8pm
Saturday, September 2 at 8pm
Sunday, September 3 at 4pm
Thursday, September 7 at 8pm
Friday, September 8 at 8pm
Saturday, September 9 at 8pm
Sunday, September 10 at 8pm (understudy show)
Thursday, September 14 at 8pm
Friday, September 15 at 8pm
Saturday, September 16 at 8pm (closing)
Red Theater Chicago, now in its 6th Season, is committed to honoring all audiences by asking dangerous questions through accessible performances that broaden perspectives and inspire dialogue.
About the Cast
The cast features Semaj Miller (CHAD DEITY), Alejandro Tey (MACE), Mickey O’Sullivan (EKO), Priyank Thakkar (VP), Will Snyder (THE BAD GUY) and Dave Honigman (REFEREE). Understudies include Alberto Mendoza, Michael Morrow, Michael Stock, and Dave Honigman.
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