When I was growing up, my best friend and I were always on an adventure. One of our favorite things to do in the hot summer months was to hang out at the mall. Our mall had numerous places for teens to spend time at, such as a game room, movie theatre and many low budget snack shops. During our typical weekend slumber party sleepovers, we would sometimes have the chance to catch a late movie.
During my adolescence years, I remember when “Rocky Horror Picture Show” hit the theaters. What made the showing so intriguing was the fact that it was incredibly unusual, which at the time made the experience exciting and new. The first time my best friend and I viewed rocky horror, I remember standing in line close to midnight as people were gathered in groups, standing in line dressed in costumes and crazy makeup. Once seated in the theater, we were amongst many amped peers. The entire vibe of the audience was invigorating as we witnessed the unthinkable occur during a theatre showing. Many audience members began chanting loudly and reciting lines as others gathered in front of the screen and exchanged heckled lyrics with other audience members. Numerous viewers carried bags of rice and other props that they used on cue during different scenes. The entire experience was great fun and I suggest that everyone give it a try.
Rocky Horror has a huge fan base; recently I found links to fan clubs and social media sites and places to acquire scripts for the show. Richard O’Brien wrote the play in 1970. The plot is about a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek a telephone to call for help. The castle is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. They discover the head of the house, Frank N. Furter, a mad scientist alien transvestite who creates a living muscle man in his laboratory.
If you are new to rocky horror you are considered a virgin, and in most theatre groups virgins may be asked to participate by reciting a meaningless line or doing something on a cue. Many enjoy the sense of belonging or participating that the live showing provides. Clark College’s theater is going to be performing “Rocky Horror.” in Decker Theatre located in the Frost Arts Center. The show dates are: February 27 and 28, March 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14. All show times are at 7:30 p.m., except for a midnight showing on March 7. Tickets can be purchased in the bookstore or online, the following link can take you there: