Act V Theatre Co. hosted the opening night of its fourth annual rendition of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Oct. 24.
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” was released in 1975, and follows two main characters, Brad and Janet, as they lose their innocence in the house of Dr. Frank N. Furter, the “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania.”
Students stood in line outside Memorial Auditorium waiting to purchase tickets for the show. All through the production, the original release of the movie was projected on a screen while Act V members acted out the audio by the original cast.
The production’s cast encouraged the audience to participate and follow the script through the interactive QR code on the back of the programs. In addition, the cast left the stage and approached members in the audience to act or dance in front of them.
As the cast shadowed the audio from the original film, the audience followed along by shouting lines and profanities from the interactive script. Laughter followed from other audience members as the comments from the interactive script were being yelled.
The production of Act V Theatre Co.’s rendition of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” was directed by senior Gina LoPresti who was assisted by seniors Joe Buczynksi and Brianna Armour.