(Ben Brantley article ran in the New York Times, 5/21.)
The fights are fixed, and the man-crushing body slams are faked. But the energy that radiates from “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity,” Kristoffer Diaz’s crazy-like-a-fox comedy about television wrestling, is the real thing. This delightfully muscular production, which opened Thursday night at the Second Stage Theater, courses with the vital sap of an able-bodied satire enjoying a rollicking love-hate affair with its subject.
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