Rocky Horror Picture Show at Bar XIII

By Joseph Giannotti | fun

Aug 11
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If you haven’t seen Rocky Horror Picture Show, (RHPS), yet in a movie theater maybe it’s about time you experience this cult film phenomenon which is usually performed simultaneously by a live cast, (shadow cast). RHPS will be performed by Formal Dress Optional, Delaware’s longest running Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast for one night only at Bar XIII on Friday, August 12th.

You can sit in the audience space (limited seating) and be a part of the show by purchasing your own exclusive Prop Bag. If you’re a little shy and prefer to view the show from a safe distance, you can do so in the bar area. Bar tickets also include the chance for you and yours to cuddle up in the lounge/viewing area and try your hand at shadowing the shadow cast as they shadow the show.

If you have seen RHPS in a theatre, seeing it in a bar is a little different. In a movie theater people can be a little more reserved. In a bar on the other hand, well it’s a bar! It will be different than at the theater and sure to be fun.

What is The Rocky Horror Picture Show?

If you are not familiar with The Rocky Horror Picture Show, it was released as a film based on the original British musical comedy stage production in 1975 to a mostly negative critical reception. The movie began a midnight run at the Waverly Theater in New York City on April 1, 1976, and Rocky Horror as we know it began. Over thirty years later, theaters across the country still run the movie at midnight, with the same enthusiastic audience participation that began in New York.

The production is a parody tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through early 1970s. The story centres on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek a telephone to call for help. The castle is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. They discover the head of the house is Frank N. Furter, an apparent mad scientist who actually is an alien transvestite who creates a living muscle man in his laboratory. The couple is seduced separately by the mad scientist and eventually released by the servants who take control...(source: wikipedia)

Formal Dress Optional is Delaware’s longest running Rocky Horror shadow cast! Audience members are encouraged to participate in the festivities, including dancing the Time Warp, shouting jokes and obscenities, throwing props at each other and generally having a good time.

RHPS Warning

Rocky Horror Picture Show is definitely not for everyone. There are obscenities, a lot of obscenities. There are sexual themes, there are campy jokes...However, if you want to do something different this weekend, something fun and memorable, consider seeing Rocky Horror Picture show at Bar XIII!

Free Prop Bag

One of the best parts of RHPS are the prop bags. They let you become more involved with the show. When you Pre-order your tickets now, Formal Dress Optional will throw in a free prop bag! Tickets are available at TicketFly. Show your receipt at the FDO merchandise table to claim your free prop bag


Bar XIII, 1706 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809

Show begins at 9:00 PM
Must be 21 years of age or older.
First COME first Served with audience seating.
$13.00 each

Drink Responsibly

We want you to have fun and be safe at the same time. If you plan on drinking at the event, please don't drive. Arrange a designated driver to come with you or take a cab or UBER. You can download UBER on your smart phone and get a discount or even a free ride with our UBER code josephg10916ue (depending on how far you are from the show)


About the Author

Joseph Giannotti has over 25 years in the customer service field and a strong interest in marketing, health and good causes. He is currently working as a customer service rep for Polymer Technologies and spends most of his time with his new passion as a ride share driver.

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