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Rocky Horror Sister Show-Bedlam in a Quonset hut

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 | Posted by

Rocky Horror. Sister Show

It’s got tap dancing groupies, transvestites, brain donors, defrosted zombies, mutilated bodies, screamers, transducers and an orgy in a pool,  Still in limited release nearly 37 years after its premiere, it has the longest-running theatrical release in film history.
For all those accomplishments, and because it’s an artfully impressionistic representation of some of the intriguing  people who live in Guerneville, the Rocky Horror Picture Show was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

And now you’ll get to see it represented in three dimensions by the people after whom some of these bizarre other worldly creatures were modeled.
By now you’ve probably figured out the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are presenting the Rocky Horror  Picture-cum-Sister Show as you’ve never experienced it before.

Like Dr, Frankenstein’s mosaic of body parts transformed their former owners into a reanimated monster, the Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence invite you to The Rocky Horror Sister Show, a journey through the bizarre, nightmarish (albeit wonderful) world of Sistering through the fractured and distorted lens of a crazed Rocky Horror fan. Among the highlights (lowlights?) Sister Lena Genstme plays Rocky backed by the Choir in a rendition of “Sword of Damocles”, and Sisters Prudence and Viv promise to tantalize during an incendiary rendition of “Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me”.  Seeing  Srs. Yoda and Viv Acious as Brad and Janet assauting you with their version of  “Dammit Janet” is guaranteed to knock your knickers off.

Performing dazzling acts even a madman wouldn’t entertain the Sisters are putting it all on the line to raise funds for the Russian River Sisters and the Guerneville Community Holiday Dinner.
Additionally, the Order will  be unleashing a few surprises upon those in attendance

“I’m going – are you?”

Come to this Pandemonium Shadow Show as your favorite “Rocky” character and participate in one of the most  unique shows the West County has ever heard or seen. Merely contemplating this event should have you quivering in warm, moist anticipation.
Especially if you’re a “Virgin.”
In the common world, this usually refers to a person who has practiced abstinence. In the ROCKY HORROR world, this word refers to the many unfortunate people who have never experienced The Rocky Horror Picture Show in a theater with an audience and a live cast.  The Sisters respectfully request that you allow them to symbolically  “deflower” you.
The film itself is interactive. People yell back lines at the screen during the extended pauses between dialogue, dress up in costume, act out the film and throw props when appropriate. This will be a live performance and you may do more than just throw or yell at a screen. The fearless Sisters will be there waiting to see what you can deliver. Tickets are $20 and advance tickets may be purchased on line at http://www.rrsisters.org/   Word has it they are going fast.
Sister Prudence says you needn’t be 18 and over to partake in this madness, but because some of the content is risque, it’s recommended.
The action will transpire beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 at
The Rio Theater in Monte Rio, Hwy 116 and Bohemian Highway

Eleventh hour alert: We’ve been advised as of 6 p.m. on Friday that 35 to 40 tickets will be available at the door.

  • http://www.rrsisters.org Mary Agneberg

    Thank you Stephen! The ticket sales are going pretty well, but we still have about 40 seats left.

  • Stephen Gross

    You’re welcome – I can hardly wait!
    Can you tell me how many people the theater can accommodate?

    • http://www.rrsisters.org Mary Agneberg

      I’m not sure, Sister Prudence can tell you…

  • Phyllicia Daria

    I so wish I could travel from Portland to see this show. Congrats to all the Russian River Sisters for putting on such an audacious show!

    • Stephen Gross

      Nobody does it better! FYI there are direct flights via Horizon from Portland to Santa Rosa and sometimes they have great deals.

  • riversteve

    wig. check. corset. check. ready for the event of the season. the sisters ROCK.

  • Melissa Black

    The Choir is going to knock your fishnets off!!!

  • Chuck Ramsey

    Glad the sisters are reaching out to Monte Rio. I’ll be there.

  • Sister Prudence

    You do not need to be 18 or older to see the show. It is just a recommendation so people will know that it’s a bit risque, although compared to some of the other stuff we do it’s pretty tame. There are closer to 20 seats left online and there will be a limited number or tickets available at the door that night. You can also purchase tickets at the Rio Theater and Don’s Dogs. Looking forward to exciting you all!!!

    Sister Prudence Improper

  • Stephen Gross

    Sounds like you’re doing your best to NOT do anything improper. Yours is certainly an orderly Order.

  • Rob

    Are there 2 tickets available for Rocky Horror for our out of state guests?

    • Stephen Gross

      I forwarded your question to Sister Prudence who will likely be able to give you an answer. I don’t know at this hour what the status of available tickets is. Thanks for your interest and I hope I see you there.

    • http://www.rrsisters.org Mary Agneberg

      You can buy them tomorrow at Don’s Dogs and then there are 35-40 tickets available at the door.

  • Stephen Gross

    I’m surprised R.H.S.S. isn’t sold out by now. Do you know what time on Saturday the tickets go on sale?

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