Theater • Voted one of the best shows of 2003, The Rocky Horror Picture Show will make a second appearance at The Artists Studio, with local favorite Brent Marty again playing the sweet transvestite Frank N. Furter. It’s all the Rocky fun you would expect, complete with audience participation and bags of props — newspaper, tiny flashlights, confetti, etc. Show dates are Oct. 22-23, 26-31 and Nov. 5-6 at 8 p.m., with a special show Oct. 30 at midnight. Tickets are $15; Oct. 30 tickets are $18. For more information, call 594-5070 or go to Artists-Studio.com. The theater is located at 12810 Ford Drive, Fishers. Brent Marty returns to The Artists Studio for a second run of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Oct. 22-Nov. 6; 594-5070, Artists-Studio.com.• Yet another Indianapolis theater company will add itself to our ranks this weekend: The Arden Theater Company will present their first show, The Transylvanian Clockworks, Oct. 21-Nov. 14 at the Old Centrum, 520 E. 12th St. The story of Count Dracula is told in a menacing new way. Clockworks follows Dr. Van Helsing as he seeks to rid England of an unspeakable evil. Shows are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. (no show Oct. 24). Tickets are $12; $8 for students and seniors. Call 1-888-269-9519.
• Also opening this weekend, Ganas Theatre Productions will produce a site-specific theater exploration uniting popular culture with performance art: The Shape Of Things by Neil LaBute. Young, naïve college student Adam is working in the college art gallery when he stumbles upon a rebellious art student, Evelyn, in the midst of trying to alter a piece of art. A relationship begins, changing the course of Adam’s life forever. Soon, Adam’s two closest friends, Philip and Jenny, begin to notice changes in both Adam’s behavior and physical appearance. In the art of seduction, what price are you willing to pay for the pièce de résistance? The show will be staged at Ruschman Art Gallery, 948 N. Alabama St. Shows are Oct. 21-31, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $5-$15. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Call 797-5755. Only cash or check will be accepted at the door.
• The Indiana Repertory Theatre will continue its season with I Do! I Do! The show is the romantic and heartwarming story of Agnes and Michael and their 50 years together as husband as wife. Dates are Oct. 22-Dec. 5, Tuesdays-Sundays. Tickets are $19-$49. The IRT is located at 140 W. Washington St., 635-5252, www.indianarep.com.
• The Phoenix Theatre will open Regina Taylor’s Crowns this weekend, a script based on the book Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats by photographer Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. The story is about Yolanda, a street-smart kid from Brooklyn sent by her mother to her grandmother in Darlington, S.C., after her brother Teddy is shot in the head and killed by a so-called friend. As Yolanda mourns her brother and tries to adapt to her dramatically different environment, her grandmother and her grandmother’s Sunday-go-to-meeting friends tell stories about their own lives, troubles and triumphs, exemplified in the proud hats they wear like the crowns of the title. Yolanda eventually accepts their religious message and learns how to embrace her own pride in being a black female. Show dates are Oct. 21-Nov. 21 (Oct. 21 is a half-price preview), Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25, $15 for those 24 and under. The Phoenix is located at 749 N. Park Ave.; call 635-PLAY or go to www.phoenixtheatre.org.