The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

by Kristoffer Diaz; directed by Chip Walton

October 19–November 11, 2012

Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

Co-produced with Curious Theatre Company.

Showboating, powerbombs, and drop kicks light up this media spectacle, both a pro wrestling match and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Really! This main event is unprecedented in theatre history, thrilling from first slam to final fall! Production sponsored by Nosh and Anheuser-Busch.

You might see a match where a wrestler gets shoved off the top rope, through a table, down to the concrete floor, directly on his head--and he still gets up to fight. Now that same wrestler, same match, he gets hit with a superkick--dude could be laid out for the rest of the night. In the physics of professional wrestling, as in life, the shot that knocks you out is the one you never see coming.

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


  • Michael Lopez*Mace
  • Patrick ByasChad Deity
  • Akshay Kapoor*VP
  • William Hahn*EKO
  • Bruce RogersThe Bad Guy
  • RoninWrestler
  • Brian K. NelsonWrestler

Artistic Team

  • Chip WaltonDirector
  • Charlie PackardSet Design
  • Ann PianoCostume Design
  • Shannon McKinneyLighting Design
  • Brian FreelandSound & Video Program Designer
  • Chris GuarinoProps Design
  • Mitch DickmanVideo Content Design
  • Katie Preissner*Stage Manager