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The Fresno City College Theatre Arts Department proudly presents The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, an action packed comedy revolving around the professional wrestling world of spandex and body slams. It explores themes of racism, multi-culturalism, and the crass side of American culture and entertainment.
Directed by Chuck Erven, this Pulitzer Prize finalist will be playing at the Fresno City College Theatre on November 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30 PM and November 4, 9, and 10 at 2:00 PM. General tickets are $14. Student, staff and senior tickets are $12. Group tickets are only $8. Tickets are available at the Theatre Box Office or online at www.fresnocitycollege.edu/boxofficetickets.
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity is written by Kristoffer Diaz, the writer of the Netflix series, Glow and presents a satirical smack down of professional wrestling. In the play, Bronx-born Macedonio Guerra is hired as a wrestler but is paid to lose to champions in the ring by THE Wrestling, a highly televised, multimillion-dollar company. Macedonio realizes his career has stalled and is getting tired of the daily insults from Chad Deity, the biggest star wrestler. He plots to achieve his childhood dream of finally becoming a top professional wrestler by teaming up with Vigneshwar Paduar, a young Indian athlete from Brooklyn. The top bosses like the pitch but pairs the two in the ring as terrorists instead. Their clashing interests may just get everyone knocked out of the ring.
“Those who have ever liked or followed WWE, will love it. If you have never liked or followed WWE or any kind wrestling—you’ll love it even more! It’s physical and visceral and so very smart,” said director Chuck Erven. “It’s funny, timely and explosive, plus we have a real wrestling ring where actors perform real wrestling.”
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity is for mature audiences only. For more information, call (559) 442-8221
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