Smackdown In Boca! Caldwell Presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY

Smackdown in Boca!

Caldwell Theatre Company Takes It To The Mat With The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

In what will surely be thought of as one of the most unique theatrical experiences in recent South Florida history, Caldwell Theatre Company presents Kristoffer Diaz's Pulitzer Prize finalist play, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. Diving headfirst into the world of professional wrestling, but diving even deeper into the larger world of geopolitics, …Chad Deity is that rare piece of theater that overwhelmingly entertains while intellectually stimulates.

"Without question this was the one show I simply had to have in my season this year," stated Clive Cholerton, Artistic Director of Caldwell Theatre Company and director of…Chad Deity. "In the same way that we embraced groundbreaking material with Vices: A Love Story and Clybourne Park, …Chad Deity proclaims its originality from the outset."

Casting for the production is a combination of returning Caldwell Theatre Company alumni along with extraordinarily talented newcomers. Brandon Morris, most recently seen with Caldwell Theatre Company in The Whipping Man, is cast as Macedonio Guerra (Mace) the story's narrator. Donte Bonner, makes his Caldwell Theatre Company debut as the titular character Chad Deity, after having played the character in the Philadelphia production. This will mark Gregg Weiner's third production with Caldwell (Clybourne Park, Six Years) as he will be inhabiting the role of Everett K Olson (EKO), wrestling promoter extraordinaire. Finally, Adam Bashianwill make his initial leap onto the Caldwell Theatre Company stage as Vigneshwar Paduar (VP), the Indian-American entrepreneur turned wrestler.

Known for versatility and attention to detail, the Caldwell Theatre Company design team will certainly be put to the test bringing the wrestling world to the stage. Tim Bennett will handle the scenic design, Thomas M. Shorrock will create the lighting and sound extravaganza, Alberto Arroyo will provide costume design, and Sean Lawsonwill project the video design.

"…tailor-made for people who find contemporary drama dull, staid and more or less irrelevant." -LA Times

"…has the delicious crackle and pop of a galloping, honest-to-God, all-American satire." -NY Times

"...I was hooked from the word go… big, brash, outrageous, brilliantly written, astonishingly realized, altogether electric." -Chicago Sun Times

The play has won the 2008 Latino Playwriting Award and was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist.

January 8 – February 12, 2012

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Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg (read more...)

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