A live cast will act out the story of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on stage Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, while the campy cult-classic film plays on the screen above.
"But we certainly don't expect the audience to just sit on their hands and watch," Chris Loynd, the aquarium's marketing director, said. "We encourage everyone to dress up as their favorite `Rocky Horror' character and participate in the show."
Participants also can bring such appropriate items as rubber gloves, newspapers, umbrellas, flashlights and party horns.
"Prop bags" will be available for purchase at the door.
Released in 1975, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is a send-up of science-fiction B-movies. Newly engaged innocents Brad and Janet (played by Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) get a flat tire and seek help in a castle owned by Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania."
Death, sex, Meat Loaf and mayhem ensue.
The action starts at 9 p.m. at the Maritime Aquarium's IMAX Theater, though the movie will not be shown in the giant-screen IMAX format. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is 98 minutes long and contains brief nudity, sexual content, violence, language, frightening scenes and drug content.
Tickets are $18, $16 for aquarium members. Tickets can be purchased by calling 203-852-0700, ext. 2206, or online at www.maritimeaquarium.org.