The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

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Intimate black-box theater presents Pulitzer Prize finalist play that unfurls a satirical take on wrestling and American culture

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Promotional value expires Nov 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 8/person. Reserve via phone starting immediately after purchase. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at THEATREWORKS. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem/purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects THEATREWORKS' current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event. Reservation required. Valid only for Wed., Thurs., or Sat. matinees shows. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Seasoned actors can convey subtle emotions to the back row, even through their two-man horse costume. Watch pros at work with this GrouponLive deal for two to see The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at THEATREWORKS on the University of Colorado–Colorado Springs campus. For $20, you get a ticket package for two (up to an $80 total value, including all fees):

  • Two tickets to any Wednesday or Thursday show at 7:30 p.m. or any Saturday matinee show at 2 p.m. (up to a $70 value). The show runs through Sunday, November 11, and doors open one hour prior to showtime.
  • Two drinks (up to a $10 value)

“The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” contains strong language and may not be suitable for children.

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

Roaring laughs and gasps of wonder emanate from THEATREWORKS draws open the curtain on The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, a play that uses the world of professional wrestling as a metaphor for how much we cling to stereotypes. A 2010 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the script follows a Latino wrestler, Macedonia “Mace” Guerra, a man often cast as a villain in the sport’s mythology despite his intelligence and talent. At the urging of a promoter, he teams up with a fast-talking Indian athlete to form an anti-American duo. But as their stars rise, they are forced to decide how much humiliation they can endure in their new fictional roles. Packed with cultural commentary as well as white-knuckle wrestling scenes in an actual rink, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity entertains on both a visceral and a thought-provoking level.


Murray Ross has been artistic director of Theatreworks almost since the company was founded in 1975. In his 30 years at the helm, he has adapted and written more than 100 works for the stage. His pen has carved out originals such as I am Nikola Tesla as well as adaptions of Huckleberry Finn and Plato's Symposium. These have all seen life at the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, an intimate venue that allows for dynamic, ever-changing stage configurations.

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