The Aurora Theatre Company puts the smackdown on pop culture with the Pulitzer-nominated "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity."
Race, pro-wrestling and the lust for fame propel the laughs in Kristoffer Diaz's body slam of social satire. Jon Tracy directs this season opener, which runs Friday through Sept. 30 at the Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison St. Berkeley. $32-$60. 510-843-4822. www.auroratheatre.org.