Premier Full Length Production
January 26-28, 2018
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity follows the life of wrestler Macedonio Guerra. As a lifelong fan, he has followed wrestling only to become a “jobber,” one who is paid to lose to bigger-name stars in the ring. Macedonio meets Vigneshwar Paduar, a young Indian man from Brooklyn, who he wants to team up with. The wrestling execs go for it, but pitch them as “terrorists” in the ring. Macedonio and Vigneshwar find a way to push the personas to the limits and say what needs to be said. Unspoken racism, politics, and courage are all woven into this play that leaves it all on the mat. Written by Kristoffer Diaz.
Winner! 2011 Obie Award, Best New American Play
Winner! 2008 National Latino Playwriting Award
Finalist! 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
This performance contains strong language and mild adult themes.
At The Touhill Performing Arts Center on the UMSL campus
Friday, January 26 – 8:00pm
Saturday, January 27 – 4:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, January 28 – 3:00pm
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