Late night double feature of Rocky Horror planned

Rocky Horror Picture Show fans can get a double-dose of the cult-classic
film just in time for Halloween.

The movie returns to William Woods University
Wednesday, Oct. 26, and a Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball is planned for Oct. 29.

Free and open to the public, the movie will be shown at 9
p.m. in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center. The showing is sponsored
by the WWU Jesters Club.  The masquerade
ball, sponsored by Sir Winston’s Restaurant & Pub, will be held from 8 p.m.
to 1 a.m. in restaurant’s banquet room.
 
The
Rocky Horror Picture Show
is the 1975 film adaptation of the British rock musical stageplay, “The Rocky Horror Show,” written by Richard O’Brien. The film is a parody of B-movie, science
fiction
and horror films of the late 1940s through early
1970s. With a large international cult following, it is one of the most well known
and financially successful midnight movies of all time.
 
The film is interactive, so Jesters will be selling prop packets
at the door for $5 each. They encourage people to come dressed in costume,
cheer/jeer their favorite character, and dance the Time Warp.
 
The masquerade ball is a community event. William Woods
University students are auditioning for the cast of seven, and those who are
chosen can designate a WWU organization of their choice to share in a percentage
of the proceeds.
 
To audition for the cast, contact Jason Knowles at Jason.Knowles@williamwoods.edu to arrange an audition between now
and Oct. 26.
                                                                                   
Tickets for the masquerade ball are $10 in advance or $15 at
the door. The cover charge includes appetizers and entertainment. A live DJ,
dance floor, cash bar and full menu will be available.
 
A first place prize of $100 will be awarded for the best
costume at the masquerade ball. A Time Warp Dance Contest will also be held.
The entry fee is $5, and a $50 first place prize will be awarded.
 
For tickets to the ball, call 573-642-7733 or visit Sir
Winston’s at 1205 S. Business 54 in Fulton, Mo.
 
The Jesters Club is
committed to bringing a greater awareness of theatre and its artistic place in
society to the community at large, as well as providing support to the William
Woods University Theatre Department.
 
For more information on the
Jesters Club or the showing of the film, contact Melissa Alpers-Springer,
assistant professor of communications, at melissa.springer@williamwoods.edu or (573) 592-4301.