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The Rocky Horror Show
by Richard O’Brien
October 29, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Francis Marion University Theatre
Directed by D. Keith Best
Musical Direction by Brandon Goff
As an out-of-work actor in London in the early 1970s, Richard O’Brien wrote The Rocky Horror Show to keep himself busy on winter evenings. Since his youth, he had developed a passion for science fiction and B horror movies; he wanted to combine elements of the unintentional humor of B horror movies, portentous dialogue of schlock-horror, Steve Reeves muscle films, and fifties rock and roll into The Rocky Horror Show. A major theme running throughout the musical is transvestism, which according to O’Brien was not originally meant to be as prominent as it ended up being. He conceived and wrote the play set against the backdrop of the glam era that had manifested itself throughout British popular culture in the early 1970s; he has stated “glam rock allowed me to be myself more,” allowing his concept to come into being.
Tickets are free to the first 100 FMU students. After that it is $5 for students and $10 for everyone else, as space allows. The FMU PAC Ticket Office is at 201 South Dargan Street is open Monday through Friday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm, or by calling 843-661-4444.