Photos: Actors rehearse ahead of Hippodrome’s opening of ‘The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity’

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Actors practice pro wrestling moves for the upcoming performance of “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity,” Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. The show takes place at the Hippodrome in downtown Gainesville, Fla., and will run on the mainstage from Jan. 27 to Feb. 12. (Rae Riiska/WUFT News)

Actor Jonathan Bangs holds a wrestling championship belt during rehearsal, Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. Bangs plays Chad Deity in the upcoming performance “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity,” at the Hippodrome in downtown Gainesville, Fla. The show will run on the mainstage at the Hippodrome from Jan. 27 to Feb. 12. (Rae Riiska/WUFT News)

 

Actor Jose DeGracia (left) braces for a kick to the face from actor Rahul Joshi (right), Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. DeGracia plays The Bad Guy and Joshi plays Vigneshwar Paduar in “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity,” at the Hippodrome in downtown Gainesville, Fla. The show will run on the mainstage at the Hippodrome from Jan. 27 to Feb. 12. (Rae Riiska/WUFT News)

 

Actor David Patrick Ford (left) chats with Jonathan Bangs (right) during rehearsal for “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity,” Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. Ford plays the part of Everett K. Olson and Bangs plays the part of Chad Deity. The show takes place at the Hippodrome in downtown Gainesville, Fla., and it will run on the main stage from Jan. 27 to Feb. 12. (Rae Riiska/WUFT News)

 

Actor Jose DeGracia lays on the floor of the ring after being beaten by bongos, Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. DeGracia plays The Bad Guy in the upcoming performance “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity,” at the Hippodrome in downtown Gainesville, Fla. The show will run on the mainstage at the Hippodrome from Jan. 27 to Feb. 12. (Rae Riiska/WUFT News)

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Rae is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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