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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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4.6 / 5 Rated by 29 members
Review from Norm Sloan
678 events 67 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 17 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Monica Garreton Chavez
68 events 39 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 17 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
23 events 3 reviews

This is the second time I've seen this play, and it just keeps getting better. The entire cast is WONDERFUL, but Desmin Borges' performance is just stunning. The writing is great, and VG is just a gorgeous theatre. I'd highly recommend this...continued

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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.

Cavalia: <em>Odysseo</em> KIDZ BOP St. Patrick's Day Party at Clark Street Ale House Bernadette Peters & the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra Historic Theatre Tour <em>Love's Labor's Lost</em>