Playing on the third floor of the 2econd Stage Theatre was a performance so lively and entertaining, it’s almost too hard to describe in words! The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, a Pulitzer-nominated play written by Kristoffer Diaz, is a about a Spanish professional wrestler named Maciendonio “The Mace” Guerra (Desmin Borges) who shares what it’s like working for Everett K. Olson (Michael T. Weiss), the CEO of wrestling corporation, “THE Wrestling.” Mace doesn’t like the boss’ ideas all the time, but he still abides by them when he goes in the ring with the wrestling champion, Chad Deity (Terence Archie)….and loses constantly. [click to continue….]
On November 18th, I walked into the Eugene O’Neill Theatre to see FELA! on Broadway. I was pretty curious about what it was going to be like since I heard it was a good play. When walking in the theater to get my seat, I noticed how the theater was decorated. There were freedom protest signs on the walls, pictures of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X on the walls, two disco balls on the ceiling, a big picture of Fela’s mother on the wall, plus the lights were producing the image of newspaper reports of Fela’s arrests. I had no idea what they were about until the play started.
Fela Anikulapo- Kuti (Kevin Mambo, Sahr Ngaujah) is a young man who is sent to London by his parents for him to attend a medical college. [click to continue….]