The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast 2023

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

by Richard O'Brien, Jim Sharman

A black poster with a picture of lips, reading "Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast, October 28th 10PM, Nick Chapel Theater.

Don’t dream it, Be it!  Come to our screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, the outrageous 1975 musical horror comedy cult classic. In the tradition of the show, our shadow cast will be lip-syncing, dancing, and running about wearing ludicrous costumes, and as the audience your job is to sit back, shout out, and enjoy the show.  We see you shiver with antici…pation for October 28th at 10PM!  Dress up, down, or diagonal, and get ready for a wild time (warp)!

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Performance Dates & Times

October 28, 2023 - 10:00pm


Nick Chapel Theater

Venue Accessibility: 
Lobby, upper level seating, and facilities are accessible via an elevator inside the entrance to the Trumbull Head of College's office.

Patron Information

At 10pm in Nick Chapel Theater (Trumbull College basement) on October 28th of 2023’s Halloween weekend, give yourself over to absolute pleasure and indulge in a Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast performance made of entirely Yale students. If you are unfamiliar with RHPS, do not fret, we will be VERY welcoming to our first-timers! If you are a RHPS veteran, enjoy. We know rallying is a must-do this upcoming Saturday night, so wearing your costume to this event is HIGHLY encouraged - the more… fun, the better!

Since its release in 1975, Rocky Horror Picture Show has been a cult classic. To this day, shadow casts perform and lip-sync live to the movie as it plays in the background. You will likely hear calls throughout the performance from seasoned viewers. Feel free to research RHPS beforehand, but just know - you need to see it to believe it.

CONTENT-WARNING: Sexual content, violence, disturbing images!


Callouts WILL BE permitted!

Some links for RHPS first-timers:


Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Janet Weiss
Chloe Shiffman
Rocky Horror
Maxwell Kiekhofer
Ciara Lonergan
Eddie/Dr. Scott
Riff Raff
AJ Wylie

Production Team

Graphic Designer
Maxwell Kiekhofer
Costume Designer