Social Media Buzz for THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY (updated 5.17.14)

Friday, May 16, 2014
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"Caught the final performance of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at Stray Cat Theatre last night. Congrats to Ron May and everyone involved. Loads of fun! And while I may never be a true fan of professional wrestling I may become one of playwright Kristoffer Diaz. Funny. And. Smart." - MW

"The very best political satire is side-splittingly funny... until it isn't. CHAD DIETY is the very best political satire. Brought to tears by political satire in the guise of a play about professional wrestling. Who'da thunk it? Congratulations to Ron May and the cast of CHAD DIETY for a fine, fine job." - VK

"Live wrestling + beer + theatre. I am in heaven. This is the best." - JG

"Seriously people GO SEE THIS SHOW! Even if you are not one for live theatre, how can you go wrong with wrestling? Imagine if the WWE had a real plot for once. That's this show. Go see The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity." - LM

"...great show...2 of my favorite things rolled into 1. Wrestling AND theatre. Bless you Stray Cat Theatre. Bless you." - JC

"Loved it! FANTASTIC!!! Laughed so hard!" - TP

"While I don't think I am ever going to be a wrestling fan, I really enjoyed The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at Stray Cat Theatre. The great thing about theater is that you can sample all kinds of worlds. Great job..." - DT

"Saw Chad Diety last night! WOO! Enjoyed it tremendously. Congratulations." - AF

"I really enjoyed that show! Stray Cat has done it again!" - SL

"This is a really unusual, and very strong, piece of writing. I thought the leads were fantastic. The set was gorgeous, and first-rate. Loved that none of the performances were actor-y. I liked this play and thought it -- and your producing it -- was the kind of risk that makes art interesting." - RP

"Loved it, loved it, loved it." - goldstar review

"Great piece of satire performed extremely well. Love Stray Cat Theatre!" - RK

"Sometimes, I forget why I love the theatre and why it's important. Tonight, I remembered. Thank you." - JS

"Looking to see some good theatre in Phoenix? Check out Stray Cat Theatre Company's production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety...right Meow! It's great!" - MG

"Awesome show!! That was a blast and totally brought back childhood wrestling days!" - JC

"My boyfriend is a diehard fan of the WWE...We saw THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY opening weekend and loved it! We both did actually!! But just so u know, u DONT have to be a fan of wrestling to see this, because for as much as I have watched wrestling over the last few years 'because' of my bf, and not just because I've been forced to at gunpoint, I am still NOT a diehard fan...but CHAD DEITY was funny, full of energy, and very entertaining!! Ps: Don't anyone tell my bf I'm not such a huge fan of the WWE... He thinks I'm thrilled w/ each and every show! (sometimes we gotta do what we gotta do)" - TS

"I saw Chad Diety last night...the work you produce is impressive! It is fantastic, inspiring and exciting to watch and the writing itself is outstanding." - KB

"Holy Cow, the ensemble of Cisco Saavedra, Charles Campbell, Jeremy Gillett, Pasha Yamotahari and Keath David Hall are over the top! and the production designers! Fell out of my seat at the creativity. Begging you, BEGGING you to get over there to glory in the splendor of this show!!!!!!" - JS

"...get to the theatre this weekend to see this awesome show! THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY would be a perfect date night, boys/girls night out or even "me time to end the week. Just go!" - KR

"Thank you for an incredible experience last Saturday." - AC

"Hey. If you're in Arizona and don't see Stray Cat's production of Chad Deity, YOU ARE WRONG. Seriously, getting goosebumps over a monologue on the state of wrestling, that's the good stuff." - ND

"Wonderful! Everyone & everything...just wonderful!" - PD

"...watching some amazing acting by Cisco Saavedra, Pasha Yamotahari and the whole cast of Chad Deity (including ASM/cameraman Mychal Anaya), with cool Eric Beeck set and Jeff Davis lighting. Thanks Ron May, you have never disappointed me!" - SSJ

"I loved it! Everyone was great, laughed so hard." - AK

"Loved. it. DAMN what a great time! Super super fun!" - DD

"Provocative play - and I now have a frivolous crush on Chad Deity and covet his 4 crisper fridge!" - PL

"Absolutely loved it!" - PG

"This was not only hilarious, it was eye opening and sent a good message." - CH

"Just saw Stray Cat's performance The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety and it was awesome!! Great job to everyone in the cast!! - BS

"...thoroughly enjoyed it. Outstanding job by everyone. Continue to break legs!!" - ME

"Oh my gosh this show is all kinds of hilarious and everything that is wonderful. Do you ever stop being amazing?" - HH

"This is an amazing theatre experience and NOT to be missed. I'm just a chick that changed channels every time wrestling came on , but you are transformed to an arena and behind the scenes and interactive with video. The play itself is brilliant piece(up for Pulitzer) and so unique and belly laughs plenty with a bit of pathos mixed in for our hero/heroes. Don't miss this one. Take the ladies and grab the guys. We so enjoyed it and were so amped up afterwards we wanted to body slam!!" - goldstar review

"Soooooo....IMHO, this year is the best year ever for Stray Cat. First The Flick, then All New People, then The Whale and now......Chad Diety!! People! You have to see this show! Hilarious and yet f*ing brilliant. I can't remember the last time I audibly gasped in a show. But I did....twice! Thanks Ron May, Louis Farber Amanda Keegan Michael Peck Brooke Unverferth and the rest of the kitties! You guys are amazing." - JW

"SEE THIS SHOW!!!!! It was ssoo good! My face hurts from all the smiling and my throat hurts from all the screaming!! People, you must see this show!!" - NC

"Performances are strong and intense. And the play, itself, is great." - DW

"A rare piece of theatre that satisfies the kid in me who loved wrestling and the adult who loves art that says something powerful." - TS

"What an amazing weekend of theatre: the beautiful voices of Les Mis at Phx Theatre, the hilariousness and awesomeness of Chad Deity at Stray Cat, then finally the "acting-gasm" I had from watching Good People at Actors Theatre. I am so proud to be part of this wonderful community of talent we have here in the Valley. Yowza." - JK

"The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at Stray Cat Theatre was a ton of fun! The set is BEYOND! & Pasha Yamotahari killed it! Get ready to RUMBLE!" - AH

"Go see THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY...It's the American flag and grandma's apple pie body-slammed into a hilarious re-evaluation of our cultural identity. Seriously, you'll laugh your butt off." - BB

"Watching Stray Cat Theatre's production of "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" turned me into a 12 year-old boy again! Now if you'll excuse me, I have some body pillows to power-bomb on this trampoline." - WH

"Alright all you Stray Catz and Kewl Kids: Keath Hall, Pasha Yamotahari, Ron May, and all the "Deities" did a bang up job! They put you in a comedy headlock and tickle your funny bone until you want to shriek!" - KO

"The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity was awesome! Cast was right on with what we wrestlers do." - PP

"Saw Stray Cat Theatre's production of CHAD DEITY last night. Great performances, interesting play about integrity, commercialism, & racism." - MM

"Loved it." - DW

"Two for two!! I've been to two plays there and have loved em both!! I'll be a season ticket holder for sure!!! Great time..." - TS