Rocky Horror Sister Show-Bedlam in a Quonset hut
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
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.