Acting Against Cancer, a Louisville-based nonprofit semi-professional theatre company that performs theatrical productions to raise money to help children touched by cancer, will be staging its annual production of “The Rocky Horror Show” at PLAY Nashville October 12 and 13 for the second year in a row.
AAC first presented the live version of the cult classic in 2014 at The Henry Clay Theatre in Louisville. Realizing there was no longer an annual “Rocky” tradition, the company decided to bring their show back in 2015 with a one-night-only performance in Louisville’s Central Park. Then, in 2016, AAC formed a partnership with LGBTQ nightclub PLAY Louisville and did two performances of the show there that October. In 2017, the company again performed at PLAY but also took the show to PLAY Nashville for a one-weekend engagement. Now, year five is the biggest year yet with multiple events in Louisville and a second tour to Nashville!
Tickets to the shows at PLAY are $10 and are available at the door. Proceeds benefit Acting Against Cancer and its commitment to changing the lives of children touched by cancer through the arts.
“Rocky” is an annual and integral piece of AAC’s operation and features recurring cast members Charlie Meredith, Michael Detmer, Celeste Vonderschmitt, Sara Troxel and Remy Sisk while also seeing “Rocky” newcomers Olivia Duff, Hayley Amoss and, fabulously, Play Mate Karmen Kazzi as Dr. Frank ‘n’ Furter. 2018 is sure to be AAC’s best “Rocky” yet, and the company is beyond honored to be carrying on this wild and untamed tradition in Louisville and Nashville.
(Cover photo: (left to right) Michael Detmer, Remy Sisk, Olivia Duff, Karmen Kazzi, Charlie Meredith, Sara Troxel, Celeste Vonderschmitt. Photo by: Steve Squall)