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Theater & art

‘Chad Deity’ rules at the 31st Elliot Norton Awards

“The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” was the big winner at the 31st Elliot Norton Awards Monday night at the Paramount Center. Company One’s staging of Kristoffer Diaz’s wrestling-themed play pinned its opponents to the mat in four categories, lifting aloft prizes for outstanding production, director (Shawn LaCount), actor (Ricardo Engermann), and design in the small-or-fringe division.

LaCount, who is Company One’s artistic director, accepted the last of the four awards with a simple “Thank you for so much ‘Chad’ love tonight.” Before that, Company One had set the evening’s unofficial record for most recipients on stage at one time, with 11. They made an elaborate exit as well: Half of them went off in the wrong direction, and the next presenter, Nick Dussault, had to herd the rest back behind him.

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