The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
by Zach Theatre

Feb. 16 - Mar. 06, 2022

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.

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity received its world premiere production by Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, IL in association with Teatro Vista in September 2009 under the direction of Edward Torres.


  • Winner! 2011 Obie Award, Best New American Play
    Winner! 2008 National Latino Playwriting Award
    Finalist! 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
by Kristoffer Diaz
Zach Theatre

February 16 - March 06, 2022
Zach Theatre
1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX, 78704

Performances begin February 16, 2022, and close March 6,  2022, with seven shows per week: Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30 pm and Saturday and  Sundays at 2:30 pm.  


[cover illustration from Samuel French edition of the play]