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Experience ‘Rocky Horror’ with a live shadow cast at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 3

Experience ‘Rocky Horror’ with a live shadow cast at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 3
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It may be a few days after Halloween, but there’s never a bad time to watch “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with a rowdy crowd, especially with a live shadow cast to reenact the debauchery shown on screen.

Sweet Translucent Dreams, known for their reoccurring shows in Bethlehem and Emmaus, will return to Scranton for a one-night-only showing at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 9:30 p.m.

The show will be held at Shopland Hall on the fourth floor of the Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton). Audience participation is allowed and encouraged. No water props are allowed.

Tickets, which are $10, can be purchased at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC, by calling 570-344-1111, or via all Ticketmaster outlets. There will be prop bags and concessions available for purchase.

Seating is general admission and first-come, first-served. Those under the age of 17 require an accompanying parent or adult guardian.

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”

Formed in late 2002 in Pottsville, Sweet Translucent Dreams began as a melting pot of several “Rocky Horror Picture Show” shadow casts – Transylvanian Nipple Productions from Philadelphia, Sins of the Flesh from Allentown, and The Transsexual Misfits from Maryland – and eventually became Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley’s own premier shadow cast, performing in theaters, fire halls, bowling alleys, bars, colleges, churches, drive-ins, and outdoors across Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.

While going through various iterations over the years, adding members from other shadow casts while recruiting new actors, the group is still going strong as they play to hundreds and even thousands of midnight movie fans every year. Sweet Translucent Dreams regularly performs at the ArtsQuest Center at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem and the Emmaus Theatre and continues to travel to wherever fans of the 1975 cult classic will gather.

Photo by D Frei Photo