The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity: Acclaimed Wrestling ComedyWoolly Mammoth Theatre, Main Stage (641 D. Street, NW Washington, DC 20004)
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The last date listed for The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity was Sunday October 7, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning writer-director Aaron Posner (The Chosen) lands his latest world-premiere play at the always-innovative Woolly Mammoth Theatre to close out its 33rd season. Helmed by the company's artistic director Howard Shalwitz, this admittedly loose and frequently irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull follows a famous actress whose son, an aspiring theater director, wants make a name for himself on his own. But then, his muse, the lovely Nina, falls for his mother's lover, leading to all kinds of romantic and artistic disappointment. Posner turns the original play's famous subtext into scenes and songs, calling Stupid F***ing Bird "a rough-and-tumble meta-theatrical mash-up." Learn More
Goldstar Member Tips
Archives and chinatown metro stations are close - street parking only otherwise
Kind of a hipster-y location -- work casual is appropriate
Drinks are available at the bar in the lobby
10 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on Oct 07 2012
What a great idea for a play. Very funny and effectively staged, but it was uneven (too long first act and the strain began to show on the lead actor late in the play). Also, stop shouting to portray emotion!!!
Written on Oct 05 2012
The play was very entertaining.
Written on Oct 01 2012
A great deal of fun. The kind of black comedy that Woolly does especially well.
Written on Sep 17 2012
Acting and story line were excellent. I thouroughly enjoyed the play, and have recommended the play to friends.
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Quotes & Highlights
- “The energy that radiates from ... Kristoffer Diaz’s crazy-like-a-fox comedy about television wrestling, is the real thing. This delightfully muscular production courses with the vital sap of an able-bodied satire enjoying a rollicking love-hate affair with its subject.” --The New York Times
- “Tailor-made for people who find contemporary drama dull, staid and more or less irrelevant. This satirical work leaps out of the proscenium frame at every opportunity, exhorting, drop-kicking and body-slamming its way into an immediacy that is more familiar to sporting events and rap concerts than to a traditional night of theater.” –-The Los Angeles Times
- “A thrilling entry into the brave new world of bright lights, racial complexities and hot new plays.” –-The Chicago Tribune
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Kristoffer Diaz (Playwright) is an educator living and working in Brooklyn. Full-length titles include The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Welcome to Arroyo’s, Guernica, and#therevolution. Awards include the 2011 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award; finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; winner, 2011 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play; winner, 2011 OBIE Award, Best New American Play; and the inaugural Gail Merrifield Papp Fellowship from The Public Theater (2011). His work has been produced, commissioned, and developed at The Public Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Geffen Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, Goodman Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and many others. He is currently developing The Unfortunates, his first full-length musical collaboration, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
John Vreeke (Director) is a company member of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. He is a five-time Helen Hayes Nominee for Best Director. His productions for Woolly Mammoth include A Bright New Boise by Sam Hunter, Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph, Boom by Peter Sinn-Nachtrieb, Homebody/Kabul by Tony Kushner, Our Lady of 121st Street by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Martha, Josie & the Chinese Elvis by Charlotte Jones, and The K of D by Laura Schellhardt. John has also directed at Theater J, Washington Shakespeare Company, MetroStage, Everyman Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Forum Theatre, Source Festival, Charter Theatre, Theater Alliance, Kennedy Center TYA, Imagination Stage, and Helen Hayes Awards. Regionally at Alley Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Attic Theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company, and First Stage in Milwaukee. His upcoming project is Theater J: Race by David Mamet.
Cast will include company Member Michael Russotto (A Bright New Boise, House of Gold, Full Circle), Jose Joaquin Perez (Oedipus el Rey), Shawn T. Andrew, Adi Hanash, and James Long.
Run time is 2.5 hours including a 15-minute intermission.
The show is recommended for mature audiences.
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