This October, look for Spooky Action Theater in its new 125 seat black box, one of two theatres
in Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center in downtown Silver Spring, MD. “It’s going to be state of the art.” Artistic Director Richard Henrich told us. “An acoustically tuned space that will really surprise people.” Although Henrich breaks out in a big grin when asked, the company is keeping its season opener under wraps for now.
Henrich has a talent for making the right moves. DCTS started covering Spooky Action in 2006, when the fledgling company had its ‘pay what you think it’s worth’ donation policy at Mead Theatre Lab. The following year, Spooky Action formed its alliance with Montgomery College, and has been performing in its Black Box Theatre ever since. Although tickets to this year’s shows are a modest $15, Montgomery College students get in for $5.
Heart of a Dog will be Spooky Action’s last full production in the Black Box. “We’ll be spending our time preparing for the transition to the new theatre.” Henrich offered. Instead, there are two workshop productions – Dreams of Women Dancing by Mike Stang, April 25 & 26, and Inside Out – The Imaginary Life of Alfred Jarry on May 10th written by Richard Henrich himself. Spooky Action then moves to the Capital Fringe Festival with Samuel Beckett’s The Lost Ones performed by Carter Jahncke (Krapp’s Last Tape and Heart of a Dog.) Then it will be time to unveil that new theatre and the name of Spooky Action’s opening play.