Red Theater Chicago announces that its Jeff Award-winning production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity will receive a limited remount next month as part of the 2018 Theater on the Lake Summer Theater Festival. Written by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by company member Jeremy Aluma, performances will take place August 7-10, 2018 at The South Shore Cultural Center.
Kyle Encinas won the 2018 Jeff Award for Fight Choreography for his work with The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, and Alejandro Tey (Mace) was nominated for Performer in a Principle Role. Don't miss this rare opportunity to check out the show that the Tribune said delivers a power slam!
Tickets for this return engagement are FREE and can be purchased through the Chicago Park District!
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, an 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. The play dissects race, xenophobia, ego, and our moral compass - topics even more relevant now than when it premiered nine years ago.
Media comps, photos, videos and interviews are available by contacting Neil O'Callaghan at 617.794.2475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alejandro Tey as MACE, Harsh Gagoomal as VP, Breon Arzell as CHAD DEITY, Frank Stasio as EKO, Will Snyder as THE BAD GUY, and Dave Honigman as REFEREE.
Stage Manager: Jamie Crothers
Costume Designer: Hailey Rakowiecki
Lighting Designer: Charles Blunt
Sound Designer: Sarah D. Espinoza
Technical Director & Set Designer: Becca Venable
Projection Designer: Alberto Mendoza and Matt Hooks
Fight Choreographer: Kyle Encinas
Props Designer: Kat Moraros
Assistant Director: Nathan Speckman
Dramaturg: Joseph Galizia
Associate Producer: Rory Jobst
Tuesday, August 7 at 7pm
Wednesday, August 8 at 7pm
Thursday, August 9 at 2pm
Thursday, August 9 at 7pm
Friday, August 10 at 7pm
Robeson Theater, South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. South Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60649
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