Kristoffer Diaz’s “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” is probably the only play about professional wrestling ever staged – and since it’s premiere in Chicago in 2009, it’s been played in multiple theatres all across the USA. Main character, Mace, is a talented American wrestler. He’s not the best though, failing to beat his charismatic rival, Chad Deity. The assistance comes from a incredibly charming Indian-American Brooklyn kid who gets a job in Mace’s company. Their boss, however, comes up with a possibly backbreaking idea for the two, putting them onscreen as terrorists. Full of hilarious jokes and a serious minded insights, this dramatic comedy strikes with high class American satire and a disarming honesty. Uncommonly successful, the play received multiple awards: Winner 2008 National Latino Playwriting Award, Finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Winner 2011 Obie Award for Best New American Play and New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award in 2011.

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