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Voyeuristic Intention: Rocky Horror comes to the Englert


The lips that launched 1,000 sexual awakenings -- video still via YouTube
The lips that launched 1,000 sexual awakenings — video still via YouTube

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Englert Theatre — October 30 & 31 at 11:50 p.m.

The Englert Theatre will host two nights of good, clean (yeah, right) Rocky Horror Picture Show fun this Halloween weekend. The 1975 cut classic invades theaters on the regular, and for those who don’t know, costumes, props, and acting out the best-known scenes is part of the deal. Luckily for Iowa Cityans, the Englert is providing prop bags as a part of each ticket price.

As those who’ve been know, the show itself and the shenanigans that typically accompany it are fairly adult. (See: This author’s first time, which involved drunk adults making out onstage and gettin’ nekkid. For the entire second half of the show. When she was 14.) Steel yourselves, and consider booking a babysitter, in other words.

Earlier this week, it was announced that Orange is the New Black’s Laverne Cox will play Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the upcoming TV remake of Rocky Horror. With that in mind, come enjoy this classic as it is, and blow some goodbye kisses towards Tim Curry before Ms. Cox takes up his (sequined, satin) mantle.

Tickets are $16 in advance, and $20 the day of. To snag a discount, check out the Englert website to pre-order. For DIY costume instructions for all your favorite characters, check these tutorials out! And make sure to get to the theatre early, as Rocky Horror almost always draws a large crowd.


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