Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Celluloid Jam: The Rocky Horror Picture Show returns to The Evergreen Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 10:38 PM

You know what's wrong with kids these days? They just don't dress in drag and throw toast in the air anymore. Thank goodness that's all about to change. MemphisFreakEngine Productions is bringing The Rocky Horror Picture Show--complete with a live stage show and audience participation—to The Evergreen Theatre.

What's great about this? In 1977, when the Evergreen was still a movie house Playhouse on the Square's Jackie Nichols partnered with the theater to produce the first regional production of Rocky Horror outside of New York or L.A. Larry Raspberry played Dr. Frankenfurter.

Yes, there's a costume contest so audience members are encouraged to dress up.

According to FreakEngine frontman Michael Entman negotiations are underway with the theater management and the distributor of the film to host The Rocky Horror Picture Show in its more traditional midnight time slot on a monthly basis.

The Time Warp starts on Friday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 at the door.

UPDATE: Michael Entman has asked that I make a slight adjustment. Although this first trial screening will feature costumes and audience participation there won't be a live stage show. Entman says he'll assemble a cast if he's able to start having regular midnight screenings. So think of this as a heads up for would be Frankies, Rockys & assorted Riffraffs.


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