2hr. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
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 and the 2008 National Latino Playwriting Award, and a 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist.