Rocky Horror Rules and Frequently Asked Questions from Los Bastardos
1. This is an offensive show! How offensive? We’re going to swear. We’re going to say mean words for a laugh. We’re going to say things that would make your grandmother clutch her pearls. You’re going to see boys in lingerie and girls kissing! If you’ve got a problem with this, see yourself out!
2. This is an audience participation show! We’re going to encourage you to take part in what has made Rocky Horror a worldwide phenomenon for over forty years. Feel free to make jokes at the screen, get up and dance when you get the cue, throw things in your prop packs in the theater. Don’t know what to do? Feel free to ask one of our friendly floorwalkers.
3. No smoking or drugs in the theater! This one is simple enough: smoking is gross and isn’t allowed in the theater. Drugs are illegal and you shouldn’t have those anyway (except what’s already in your system when you get here). Never fear, though: almost all of our venues sell alcohol, so drink up, and tip your bartenders.
4. Don’t come past the first row, and stay out of the aisles! We’ve got expensive and fragile equipment set up in the front of the theater, and we don’t want you to get hurt or have our stuff damaged. We need you to stay out of the aisles throughout the show, as cast members will often will be moving up and down the aisles at a high speed – we don’t want you to get hurt.
5. Be careful where you throw your prop pack materials! Your prop packs (which you all bought) contain things for you to throw in the theater, as well as water guns to shoot. There are a few things we need you to avoid with those, however: The cast (they’re pussies and you’ll trigger them)
The techs (they’re handling expensive pieces of equipment that don’t react well to impact or water)
The tank (it’s the most expensive and hard-to-repair prop we have)
The screen (it’s more expensive than all of us put together and without it, we don’t have a movie)
6. Eh, forget rule #6. Let’s skip straight to rule #69…
When the time comes, and it will come, you will get out of your seats, move into the aisle, and you will do the Time Warp again, and again, and again…
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What is a shadowcast?
A. A shadowcast is a group of people who perform a movie in front of a screen while the movie is playing. Some casts have very minimalist shows, while others have very high production values.
Q. Where can I see a Los Bastardos Show?
A. Los Bastardos lists all upcoming shows on our website (www.losbastardos.com) and Facebook page
Q. How old do I have to be to see the show?
A. Anyone aged 17+ is welcome, unless otherwise specified. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must remain with them at all times during the show.
Q. What do I need to get in?
A. We require all audience to show us their ticket stub and government-issued photo ID before entering the theater.
Q. Can I wear a costume to the show?
A. Absolutely! We love it when our audience comes in costume. Most theaters want you to stay covered in the lobby but once you’re in the theater, all bets are off.
Q. Can I bring my own food or drinks?
A. Only food and drinks that were purchased in the theater are allowed.
Q. Can I bring my own toilet paper and rice to throw?
A. Los Bastardos does not allow outside props. This includes: toilet paper, rice, toast, water guns and confetti. However, you can buy one of our prop packs, which contain materials approved by the theater.
Q. What is a prop pack and what do I do with it?
A. A prop pack is a set of props you can use to interact with during the show. Those packs include:
Newspaper- Janet covers her head with a newspaper when it starts to rain, you should too
Water guns – fill them up before the show, and squirt them in the air during There’s a Light
Rubber Gloves-During and after the creation speech, Frank snaps his rubber gloves, snap yours with him
Noisemakers- At the end of Franks speech, the Transylvanians clap and make noise, join them in their applause
Toilet Paper- When Rocky is getting unwrapped, throw your toilet paper into the air
Party hat- When Frank puts on his party hat, put on yours
Toast- When Frank proposes a toast, throw your toast
Cards- When Frank sings “cards for sorrow, cards for pain” during I’m Going Home, you should throw your cards
Q. What is a Virgin?
A. A Virgin is someone who has never seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show in a theater. They are generally identified by the “V” written in lipstick on their faces. Feel free to mock them.
Q. Why is Brad being played by a woman?
A. Los Bastardos doesn’t discriminate when it comes to gender. You might see a female Frank, a male Janet, who knows!
Q. How do I join cast?
A. If you’re ready to throw away your life and free time, message us on Facebook or come talk to us after the show!