Part of Theater Emory’s “Fall Repertory” (Oct. 23 – Nov. 11).
“The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity,” by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by Lydia Fort. Featuring an all-professional cast. The play 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.