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Friday To-Do: 'Beyond the Valley of the Red Octopus'

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Beyond the Valley of the Red Octopus opens Friday at The Public Theatre.
  • "Beyond the Valley of the Red Octopus" opens Friday at The Public Theatre.

'BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE RED OCTOPUS'
8 p.m. The Public Theatre. $8-$10.

Looks like the good folks behind Red Octopus Theater have been feasting on trash lately — specifically, lowbrow auteur Russ Meyer's 1970 film "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" (co-written by Roger Ebert). This time around, they're paying their respects to the kitschy, the campy, the trashy, the cheesy and the cornball. Sample skit titles: "All My Children Went to Amsterdam, and All I Got Was This Crappy T Shirt," "Is Jesus a Rabbit?" and "LSD? You're Soaking in It!"

As usual, this show is for grownups with fully developed senses of humor, and not for kids, prudes, squares, scolds, prigs or no-fun-damentalists. The cast for this show includes Sandy Baskin, Brian Chambers, Alli Clark, Josh Doering, Drew Ellis, Michael Goodbar, Grant Morris, Jason Willey, and Ramthor, a.k.a. Luke Rowlan.

The show runs this weekend and returns April 12-14.

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