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Connecticut College presents the cult classic ´The Rocky Horror Show´ March 4-7

02/23/2010

NEW LONDON, Conn. - There´s a light over at the Frankenstein Place-aren´t you curious to see what´s in there? For audiences just dying to find out, the Connecticut College Theater Department presents "The Rocky Horror Show," March 4-7. With all the glam and drama of the original play, Connecticut College students perform the cult classic about the two young lovers who meet a bisexual mad scientist, Dr. Frank N. Furter, and become immersed in his world of gender-bending science fiction. "The student actors are committed to showing the reasons why Furter feels compelled to begin a gender and sexual revolution," director Peter C. Deffet, a theater teacher at the Metropolitan Regional School and the All Children´s Theater in Providence, R.I, said. "They also demonstrate how Furter inspires other characters to expand their own boundaries of gender and sexual expression." Audience members are encouraged to explore their own gender identity by dressing up in "Rocky Horror Show" costumes. Non-messy props are also welcome. Confetti and liquid props are not permitted. Performances are March 4, 5 and 6 at 8 p.m., and March 6 and 7 at 2 p.m. in the college´s Tansill Theater. Tickets are $12 for the general public and $8 for students. To purchase tickets, please call the Connecticut College box office at 860-439-ARTS. About Connecticut College Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college´s 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning. For more information, visit www.connecticutcollege.edu. --CC--

For media inquiries, please contact:
Deborah MacDonnell (860) 439-2504, dmacdonn@conncoll.edu



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