‘Rocky Horror Show’ to get local viewing
Lumberton studio to present show through October
by Jolisa Canty Staff writer
LUMBERTON — The “Rocky Horror Show,” a 1970 musical-comedy, will be presented this week by Purple Door Productions.
The show will be held at the Purple Door Productions Studio at 209 N. Elm St. in Lumberton on Thursday at 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. and midnight each day. On Oct. 31, the last show will be held at 10 p.m. at the Rock Shop in Fayetteville.
“It’s a good tradition-building show,” said Erin Elliott, a choreographer of Purple Door Productions “That means it’s the type of show that you can perform over and over again and make it a tradition.”
The show is a re-creation of the 1970s midnight cult classic “Flick.” It tells the story of an all-American and newly-engaged couple, Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, whose car breaks down on the way to see their high school science teacher. In an attempt to find help, the couple walks to a nearby mansion, which is owned by Dr. Frank-n-furter, a transvestite.
Allyson Ivey, who will play Janet, said this show has strong sexual content.
Ivey said Janet is very innocent at the begin of the show but by the end has turned into a promiscuous woman.
“Even though the show has a pre-conception that it is a sexual show, people can still relate to the characters,” Ivey said.
Jeanne Koonce said this show includes audience participation.
Audience members will be able to interact with the characters during the show by throwing props, talking to the characters while they are performing and dancing along.
“If an audience member shouts something during the performance, the characters have to be able to think quick and respond,” Koonce said. “For this show, you have to be unafraid of the deep end.”
People must be at least 18 to attend the show. Driver’s licenses will be checked.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Call 910-258-0787 for reservations or purchase tickets online at brownpapertickets.com.
For information, visit the Purple Door Productions Facebook page.
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