Trinity Players perform The Rocky Horror Show in Poughkeepsie

rhps-@If you’re a GenXer, you probably have fond memories of the first time you saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show at some midnight screening back in the ’70s or ’80s. You may even have gotten caught up in the fever and gone back many times, equipped with your kit of props and things to throw at the screen while reciting iconic lines. But before it became a movie that made a star of Tim Curry, The Rocky Horror Show was a stage musical, written by Richard O’Brien – one that still gets produced every year around Halloween time all over America.

Now you have your chance to do the Time Warp again. Trinity Players, the community theater company based in LaGrangeville, will be performing the campy sci-fi/horror B-movie spoof live this weekend in a suitably Gothic setting: Poughkeepsie’s Victorian-gingerbready Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, located at 12 Vassar Street, which could pass for a haunted house on a dark night. Amy Emke directs, with musical direction by John Barath. Shows begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 30 and at 7 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, October 31. A “rocking party” in between the two shows on Saturday is promised as well.

Admission costs $18.50; for tickets, visit www.trinityplayers.org/#!tickets/c104r.

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