Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Lifestyles

March 29, 2012

‘Rocky Horror’ to raise funds for Ironton’s Ro-Na theater

IRONTON — Odd costumes and food throwing take center stage at Ironton’s Ro-Na Theater this weekend, as Friends of Ro-Na and Downhome Decadence present a stage version of “The Rocky Horrow Picture Show.”

Richard Fisher, who is a member of Friends of Ironton, said the movie will be shown in the theater with a shadow casting group on stage. Provided by Downhome Decadence, the shadow casting group will be in costume and will act out certain scenes from the movie as the scenes are shown on the screen and will lead the audience in such activities as throwing toast, verbal responses and other behavior the cult classic’s audiences are known for.

“It’s an interesting event,” Fisher said, noting many showing interest are 50 and older, indicating a possible throwback to the height of the movie’s popularity.

He said Downhome Decadence had presented the show in Huntington at the Cinema Theater, which closed recently. The group contacted Friends of Ironton, hoping to bring the show to the Ro-Na.

Fisher said although the theater is in the process of renovation, the state has given the OK for certain, specific events there.

The show will begin at midnight Friday. Tickets are $5; goodie bags are $2.

For more information, visit the Help Restore The Ro-Na Theater page on Facebook.

LEE WARD can be reached at lward@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2661.

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