Kristoffer Diaz
Kristoffer Diaz
Second Stage Theatre will present the New York premiere of Kristoffer Diaz's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, April 27-June 20, with an opening set for May 20. Edward Torres will direct, with casting and design team to be announced at a later date.

The piece is about a middle rank pro-wrestler who may have discovered his ticket to the big time: a charismatic, trash-talking Indian kid from Brooklyn whom he recruits as the perfect foil to the All-American champion, Chad Deity. But when their rivalry is used to exploit racial stereotypes in the name of ratings, all three men find themselves fighting for much more than the championship title.

The play received its world premiere production at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater (directed by Torres), in association with Teatro Vista, in the fall of 2009 and was also produced by Philadelphia's Interact Theatre Company. Diaz's other plays include Welcome to Arroyo's and Guernica.

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