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When: Thursdays. Continues through May 19 2011

This live musical version of the Coen brothers' 1998 classic captures the quirky personalities of Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski and his bowling pals. Mistaking the Dude for a rich man named Jeffrey Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug and interrogate him about a mysterious debt. Since the rug "really tied the room together," the Dude confronts the other Lebowski and ends up agreeing to work for him in exchange for a new rug. What follows is a wild goose chase involving a horny trophy wife, a nihilist gang, and many White Russians. Randy Smock's cast punctuate the show with witty parodies of hits like "Aquarius" and "Bohemian Rhapsody." Matthew Asciutto has a slobby charm as the Dude. --Marissa Oberlander

Price: $12

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