The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity: Acclaimed Wrestling Comedy
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In Florencia in the Amazon, a famous opera singer embarks upon an enchanted riverboat journey up the famous South American river in a tale inspired by the magical realism of Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez (Love in the Time of Cholera). Along the way, the opera's female lead, Florencia Grimaldi, hopes to track down her long-lost lover, but her fellow travelers are beset by storms and become carried deeper into the rain forest, guided by a mystical river creature. The first Spanish-language commission by a major U.S. opera company, Florencia in the Amazon features a shimmering, romantic score by Daniel Catán and a libretto by Marcela Fuentes-Berain. Two-time Grammy Award-winning American soprano Christine Goerke takes the starring role in this Washington National Opera premiere. Learn More
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“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.
About the Ticket Supplier: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company ignites an explosive engagement between theatre artists and the community by developing, producing and promoting new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience, and by implementing new ways to use the artistry of theatre to serve the people of Greater Washington, DC.