The RKO Army is the shadowcast performing in the Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut, and southern Massachusetts area since 1981. They have had on-going runs at two dozen cinemas over the decades, and they have also performed as guests at a long list of of theaters, conventions, universities, clubs, and parades. In 2013 and 2016, they threw the National Rocky Horror 38th and 41st Anniversary Conventions in Providence. The events were so successful that they will again throw the national convention in 2019. Known primarily for their legendary performances of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, they have added other fan-favorite productions including REPO! The Genetic Opera, Dr. Horribles' Sing-A-Long Blog, Buffy the Vampire Slayer's "Once More with Feeling", Serenity, Firefly's "Jaynestown", The Devil's Carnival, The Room, and the Rocky Horror spinoff Shock Treatment.
RKO Army is all about having fun, but they are very serious about that fun. The cast's chief mission has also been their biggest reason for growth - Reaching out to people who feel the same. This has been accomplished thru three primary avenues - Contact, Venues, and Awareness.
The common theme within the Rocky Horror community emanating from the movie is "Don't Dream It, Be it". RKO Army has put that theme into practice by enriching themselves thru association with similar communities who also do the same, most notably in the Cosplay, Steampunk, Gaming, Rave, LGBT, Browncoat, Gothic, and Club communities.
While still performing at regular-run cinemas in the traditional method, the cast now has established itself as a highly effective road cast in multiple types of venues in Southern New England. They have become major parts of conventions and parades, and sometimes are called in as entertainment for local business organizations, causes, charities, or even weddings!
RKO Army's operational focus will always be awareness of its audience. They love performing, but what will always supersede that is the relevancy of the entertainment to the audience. The RKO perspective is to never lose sight of the view from the seats you the audience are sitting in.
THE ROOM (94 minutes)
In San Francisco, we follow Johnny, a man who has a girlfriend, Lisa, and also his best friend, Mark. Will RKO's shadowcasting of this "masterpiece" ever be truly good enough to give justice to "brilliant" Tommy Wiseau's work? No. But they do try. Audience drinking is required. This film is a unique tale of a man's love, friendship, success, and inner workings of the female mind. Johnny is a man other men can only fantasize to become.
|Event Date||Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:30 PM|
|Event End Date||Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:00 PM|
|Location||Off World (Rotunda)|