THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
Through Oct. 9. Think pro-wrestling is all outrageous masks and pyrotechnics? Think again — there’s so much more in this 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist. The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity slams together thrilling spectacle, incredible characters and geopolitical allegory into an invigorating theatrical experience you can’t find on pay-per-view. Something new and exciting that gives you reason to head out to while touring LA. This smackdown of a play tackles racism, drop-kicks globalization and brings a championship tale into the ring. In wrestling, as in life, behind every winner lies the story of a really excellent loser.
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A., 310.208.5454. geffenplayhouse.com