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Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-871-3000
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29 ratings
4.6 average rating
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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 16 2009

Well conceived, exceptionally well written, with a wonderful cast. Fabulous, and totally appropriate, set.

One of the very best plays I've ever seen, and I am an avid theatre patron.

It's a guaranteed Jeff "winner," has to be seen on...continued

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53 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 17 2009

If all I'd read about this was the synopsis in the season brochure and listings summaries(wrestling,hiphop),I would have skipped
this one.Very fortunately,the rave reviews for
this made me change my mind as they mapped out how much more there...continued

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36 reviews
13 stars
attended Oct 17 2009

Amazing play, lots to think about and a very intelligent way of getting their point across. Loved it!

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Website

http://victorygardens.org/content/node/1321

Description

Macedonio Guerra is a middle rank pro wrestler who may have discovered his ticket to the big time: an impossibly charismatic, hip-hop-influenced Indian kid from Brooklyn. Their boss has the perfect concept for their in-ring alter egos: pair them as a team of terrorists.

Diaz’ smart, comic look at pro wrestling, geopolitics, and refrigerator crispers is a theatrical smack down of dazzling hip-hop language presented with a fresh, funny, high-octane flair. Set in the world of professional wrestling, Chad also raises pertinent questions about racial identity and pop culture in our society.

In addition to generating major buzz last summer at Ignition, Chad Deity was a finalist for the 2008 O’Neill Playwrights Conference, and subsequently won Arizona Theater Company’s National Latino Playwriting Award. His other plays include Welcome to Arroyo’s and Guernica, which have been produced and developed at American Theatre Company, The Orchard Project, Hip-Hop Theater Festival, The Lark, Summer Play Festival, Donmar Warehouse, and South Coast Rep. Diaz also was one of the creators of Brink!, the apprentice anthology show at the 2009 Humana Festival of New American Plays. He is a 2009-2010 Jerome Fellow, and a new playwright-in-residence at Teatro Vista.