It’s the right time of year to do the “Time Warp,” the classic song and dance from the 1975 movie musical “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
And while Fox’s new TV remake featuring Laverne Cox is garnering very mixed reviews, this weekend, Acting Against Cancer will revive its popular 2014 production of the musical — with much of the same cast — for a one-night only party and fundraiser at Play Dance Bar.
Acting Against Cancer is a 15-year-old nonprofit theater company that raises money for pediatric cancer research and treatment.
Restauranteur and Hillbilly Tea owner Karter Louis will reprise his role as Dr. Frank ‘n Furter for the third time. “It’s definitely a lot easier than running a restaurant,” he told IL in 2014 upon first taking the role. “It’s challenging, but in a very rewarding and different way. Right now I feel really, really amazing and exhilarated — and really honored to be a part of the show. The cast is fantastic. We’ll see how the audience likes me.”
Fairness Campaign director Chris Hartman is playing the narrator; he is new to the cast. Modern Louisville editor Remy Sisk will reprise his role of Rocky. Other cast members include Erin Jump, Charlie Meredith, Lauren McCombs, Michael Detmer, Katelyn Webb, Kyle Braun and Mitch Donahue.
There also will be a costume contest and audience participation is encouraged, so pack your rice and toilet paper.
“The Rocky Horror Halloween Party” is the second event of Acting Against Cancer’s 2015-16 season and will be followed by the mainstage productions of “Heathers” in January and “tick, tick…BOOM!” in May.
Tickets are $10 at the door and also include admission to PLAY for the evening. Doors open at 7 p.m., Oct. 22, and the event is 18+. The performance will run 90 minutes.