Regent Square Theater
Doors open at 8 p.m.; show starts at 9 p.m.
Are you ready to do The Time Warp (again)? Monday night just got a lot more interesting thanks to barebones productions, which is staging a combined screening and live performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Whether you are a devotee of midnight showings at The Hollywood Theater or are a Rocky Horror “virgin,” you do not want to miss this highly anticipated return of barebones’ second annual fundraiser.
Back by popular demand for one night only, barebones is bringing all of the mischief and mayhem to the Regent Square Theater‘s screen and stage on Monday, October 27th. Just in time to kick off the Halloween season, theater-goers are invited to join all of the raucous singing, dancing and debauchery in the local company’s fresh new take on an old favorite.
Sing and scream along with Janet, Brad, Dr. Frank N. Furter, Riff Raff, Magenta, and the whole electric crew at the annual transylvanian convention, as the eccentric Rocky Horror characters are reinvented by an all-star cast of local luminaries. barebones is sure to keep attendees on the edge of their seats with its arsenal of last-minute surprises and local celeb additions—all enhanced by the show’s signature audience participation bits and and customary wacky props.
Performing numbers from the movie simultaneously during the screening is a stellar lineup of Pittsburgh theater, music and comedy favorites, including Dana Griffith, Jeffrey Carpenter, Dave Mansueto, Phat Mandee, Wammo, Michael Cunningham, Andrew Swackhammer, Missy Moreno, Gregg Dutton, Liz Adams, Sarah Siplak and more. Recently added to the roster is Jackson O’Connell-Barlow (aka Mrs.Paintbrush), known for being one half of the hip-hop funk duo, Grand Buffet. Also new this year, and a late-breaking addition to the cast, is Abby Kirtzner (aka Abby on the X) known for her work on Fistfight in the Parking Lot.
Fans of edgy contemporary theater should not miss out on this lively opportunity to support locally produced works, as the event serves as an important fundraiser for barebones productions’ current 10th anniversary, and most ambitious, season to date. Founded in 2003 by Patrick Jordan, barebones facilitates the growth of local theater artists by producing challenging, entertaining and thought-provoking plays, while working to attract young new theater audiences via its residency HQ at The New Hazlett. Within its first decade, barebones has produced numerous critically acclaimed works such as Jesus Hopped the A Train, Killer Joe, Glengarry Glen Ross and Take Me Out.
Doors open at 8 p.m. The event includes complimentary refreshments, craft beer and a Rocky Horror gift bag with props. The show begins at 9 p.m.
Don’t sleep on picking up tickets, because last year’s inaugural event sold-out.