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Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
Between Berkeley & Clarendon Streets 527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
617-266-0800
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40 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 03 2012

Tyhe actiing was good but the script was poor. It tried to be something w/deep meaning but was only statingthe obvious which kept leading one to believe that something more profound was going to occur. And ultimately it was just predictable and...continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Aug 10 2012

We are not wrestling fans but out 10 year old grandson is and we wanted him to have a positive first theater experience. Wow, were we surprised. The show is a metaphor for the entertainment industry in general. The acting was superior and I...continued

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Mark Shooman
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9 reviews
17 stars
attended Aug 18 2012

I wish the play lived up to expectations. The acting is excellent. The play leaves something to be desired. The first act really drags. Too many long monologues. The second act is better, more action. The message comes across too strongly. ...continued

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Website

http://www.companyone.org/Season13/Chad_Deity/synopsis.shtml

Quotes & Highlights

Come early to enjoy live wrestling pre-show matches, courtesy of Chaotic Wrestling, on Thursday performances: August 2nd, 9th and 16th.
“A smack-down of a play.”—Broadway.com LA
“…punch drunk on adrenaline…”—The New York Times
“…an exhilaratingly sharp production directed by Shawn LaCount” -Boston Globe
_"_Has the delicious crackle and pop of a galloping, honest-to-God, all-American satire" _– New York Times _
“Flashy, fleshy and ridiculously entertaining.”-New York Daily News
“_Underneath all of these stunts lies a thoughtful, provocative play. Whoever said you can’t mix the histrionic hijinks of professional wrestling with race and American politics?”—"_Dig“:http://digboston.com/experience/2012/07/the-elaborate-entrance-of-chad-deity/
_”_Boston’s Company One offers an artful exploration of televised wrestling with The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity_, a comedy from playwright Kristoffer Diaz that promises to skewer racial caricatures, steroid-riddled athletes, and whimsical notions of the American Dream.“—”_Stuff":http://stuffboston.com/2012/07/16/wrestling-with-stereotypes

Description

A Boston Premiere by Kristoffer Diaz

Directed by Shawn LaCount Having just won the Obie for Best New American Play, this Pulitzer finalist is as hilarious as it is relevant. Mace is a professional wrestler. He’s a really good professional wrestler. He’s not the champion though — that’s the impossibly charismatic Chad Deity. When Mace discovers a young Indian-American Brooklyn kid whose charisma rivals that of the champ, Mace decides to get him a job in the company. Only problem is, the boss has a very specific plan for the duo! A serious minded comedy about wrestling, geopolitics, and raisin bread.

About the Ticket Supplier: Company One

Company One strives to produce groundbreaking theatre and visual art utilizing the talents and ideas of Boston's most innovative artists.