A review of Charlie Sheen's unorthodox stage show, the My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option Tour, at Comcast Arena at Everett, May 3.

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The experiment called the My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option Tour ended Tuesday night in Everett, one month and 22 shows after it started, inauspiciously, in the Midwest.

At the kickoff show in Detroit, Charlie Sheen said he was practically “tomatoed” off the stage after a little more than an hour of rambling chatter. He lasted considerably longer at Comcast Arena and announced, to approving applause, as he neared the two-hour mark, that it was the longest show of the tour.

As live performances go, Sheen’s mostly one-man show has no real precedent. It was not stand-up comedy, although it was funny at times. It was not an interview, although he entertained questions from the audience. It was part motivational speech and part soliloquy, a free-form rant that was angry, insolent, but also gracious and earnest at times. He gave an 84-year-old woman in the front row the shirt off his back (a Mariners jersey) and appeared genuinely concerned when he talked about visiting Tuscaloosa, Ala., Monday. (The actor has set up a website to help tornado victims: torpedosagainsttornados.com.)

Sheen’s early-spring meltdown, involving drugs, marital strife and a very public dismissal from the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” is now infamous. If you bought a ticket to the show — about 1,800 attended — expecting to see some kind of expanded, uncensored version of his goddess-and-warlock-obsessed TV interviews, then you probably set your expectations at the right level and left reasonably satisfied.

The show was not a performance as much as a chance to experience what it might be like to hang out with Sheen. Tuesday night’s audience seemed to get that. It was made up mostly of young men, warlocks in training perhaps, and some budding goddesses (a few of whom revealed their bare breasts to Sheen), who seemed to be happy just to watch the performer be himself, a big part of which entailed swearing a lot.

Despite random, incoherent shouting from the audience, Sheen was unflappable. He chastised the media for a number of things, but seemed to resent most of all its insistence that he be contrite or modest when he is not asking for forgiveness.

He confessed he was high almost the entire time he starred on “Two and a Half Men.” He also admitted he would probably use drugs again.

“I don’t believe in rehab,” Sheen said. “I believe in choices.”

He spoke vaguely about doing other movies and television shows but for now is a “free agent,” he said near the end of the show, “free to explore the playground of my imagination.”

Hugo Kugiya: hkugiya@yahoo.com