Few things say "farewell to summer" like a beach party, and Short North Stage has one planned just in time.

Few things say "farewell to summer" like a beach party, and Short North Stage has one planned just in time.

SNS is hosting a reprise of the 2015 Immersive Theater production of Charles Busch's "Psycho Beach Party" this weekend, a late-summer schedule addition that will serve as a benefit for Short North Stage. The cast, costumes and staging are all being brought back from last year's sellout production, with one twist - this production will be staged in the round.

"It was a really great cast and the show is so fun, ridiculous and over-the-top, we thought, 'Why not bring it back?'" SNS Artistic Director Edward Carignan said.

"Psycho Beach Party" is another in Busch's parodies of classic cinema (SNS has also staged his "Die Mommy Die" and "Divine Sister"), this one poking fun at '60s-era beach movies. In this case, a Gidget-esque character is played by a man (as is her mother) and also has multiple personalities, including a dominatrix, a surfer dude and more.

"It's highly sexual and very 'adults-only,'" Carignan said. "Busch takes this sort of wholesome story and twists it."