Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show opened at The McCoy Theatre on October 31st, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The Set as pop art: A Clearer Picture
The set needs to be a castle, a spaceship, and the set of American Bandstand or stage at some punk club in the heartland. And a lab, and... It's EASY.
Forget castle, think about two spaceships. One has crashed nose down, the other is being rebuilt. The crash sight is fins-up and the ship is in a state of decay. Its profile is castle-like.
The ship being built is nose up but incomplete. It is also castle-like.
This seems like a place to start.
Riff's opening line in "Frankenstein Place" is usually delivered as a kind of sinister incantation. But if you take it literally it's a plea: "let the dreams bring sunshine." I can see "the light" being Riff with a blowtorch working on the rebuild all alone.
at 10:12 PM