Clarion’s Theatrical Alliance is set to perform the 1975 cult classic film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in Gemmell’s multipurpose room.
The show is about newly engaged couple, Brad and Janet, who find themselves caught in the rain with a flat tire. The pair seek shelter in a nearby castle where they discover the mysterious yet captivating Dr. Frank-N-Furter, along with an interesting cast of his cohabitants.
The performance will include the pre-show, presented by the Clarion Allies and director Carly Over, a live shadow cast (actors performing on stage to the movie as it is played behind), and audience participation through callouts and prop bags.
Note: the show is for an audience of 18 and over. Tickets are $10 for general admission and free for PennWest students. Prop bags will be available for purchase at the show for $5. For the audience and actors’ safety, no outside props will be permitted.
The audience is encouraged to come in costume.
Meet the Cast
Aae Hernan “Riff Raff” – Hernan is a senior from Clarion, Pa., majoring in sociology. They serve as the president of the Clarion Anime Club, vice president of the Clarion Theatrical Alliance and a member of the PennWest Clarion University Choir.
Adanna Maltony “Photographer/Transylvanian” – Maltony is a senior from Washington, Pa., who is a double major in psychology and art. They serve as the treasurer of the Clarion Theatrical Alliance and Black Lives Matter, vice president of Clarion Anime Club and sister of Sigma Sigma Sigma.
Alucard Butler “Dr. Frank-N-Furter” – Butler is a first-year student from Indiana, Pa., and is currently an undeclared student. A member of the Clarion Anime Club, they are performing in their first theatre production this year.
Bekah Young “Columbia” – Young is a sophomore marketing major from Bradford, Pa., and a member of the Clarion Hip Hop Dance Team. She has previously performed in “The Sound of Music,” “Guys and Dolls” and “Nice Work if You Can Get It.”
Carly Over “Director/The Criminologist” – Over is a senior communications major from New Bethlehem, Pa., serving as the Clarion Theatrical Alliance’s president. She also serves as the alumni historian for the Tau Beta Sigma chapter at Clarion. Over plays euphonium in the concert and jazz bands and is a member of the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology.
Ellie Wadding “Janet Weiss” – Wadding is a first-year student from Indiana, Pa., and is currently studying wildlife and fisheries biology. They have previously performed in junior high school productions such as “The Lion King.”
Gage Gray “Dr. Everett Scott” – Gray is a senior biology/pre-veterinarian major from Oil City, Pa., who serves as the treasurer for the Clarion Student Senate. He is also part of Clarion’s TRIO organization and the honors program. Additionally, he works as a veterinary assistant at Clarion Animal Hospital.
Kaitlynn Wiles “Eddie” – Wiles is a sophomore art major, concentrating in graphic design, from New Kensington, Pa. She is also part of the PennWest Marching Band, jazz band and concert choir. This is her first role in a theatre production.
Lexy McDermid “Assistant Director/Magenta” – McDermid is a junior secondary English education major from Clarion, Pa. She serves as secretary for the Clarion Theatrical Alliance and the co-president of Clarion’s chapter of the National English Honors Society – Sigma Tau Delta.
Elizabeth Mrozek “Ralph/Transylvanian” – Mrozek is a senior secondary education major from New Castle, Pa. who serves as the social media manager for the Clarion Anime Club and the deputy for Clarion’s Theatrical Alliance. Mrozek previously performed in Clarion’s production of “Cabaret.”
Maddy Weyandt “Rocky Horror” – Weyandt is a sophomore English major – with a minor in social media – from Altoona, Pa. She is a member of the English Club and the American Library Association’s student chapter. She has previously performed in “Peter Pan” and “Jungle Book.”
Sky Esswein “Betty/Transylvanian” – Esswein is a first-year student from Monroeville, Pa., who is also a member of the rugby team. This is her first role at Clarion but has previously performed in “Once on This Island” and “The Drowsy Chaperone.”
Zack Kjellberg “Brad Majors” – Kjellberg is a first-year student from Clarion, Pa., who is majoring in English literature. He has previously performed as Hans in “Frozen” and in the productions of “The Beauty and the Beast” and “The Wizard of Oz.”