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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 17 2011

There's sure enough a lot that's ludicrous about this Ludicrous Theatre production--some of it intentional and some maybe not. But the most ludicrous thing of all is the performance schedule. The company lists only one midnight curtain; the rest are all at 8 or 2 PM. Wayne Shaw's version of the 1973 stage musical that got adapted to film as The Rocky Horror Picture Show is miscast and often raggedy. Still, the talent on hand is strong enough to make these problems look like amiable quirks . . . as long as the audience isn't expecting a prime-time experience. I say shave a few minutes off the current 90-minute running length, cut ticket prices, push the shows back a couple hours, embrace BYOB, and voila: a failed revival becomes a fun experience. --Tony Adler

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