Join us for our 2022-2023 Season. Spooky Action Theater is excited and has a new sense of renewal and rebirth. With our performances and new works in action, we are adding community engagement events such as Art All Night and Theater Week. We are expanding our educational programs for not just our community’s youth, but for adults who crave educational talks and seminars.
In early September, you can check out our New Works in Action, our stage reading series. Following New Works, we are launching Maple and Vine, our seasonal opener. Maple and Vine written by Jordan Harrison will treat us to the seductions and dangers of attempting to live in a dream of a seemingly kinder, simpler past. Check out our website for all the great events happening. Spooky Action will make you fall in love with Theater all over again!
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Maple and Vine
By Jordan Harrison
Directed by Stevie Zimmerman
Sep 29, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022
Spooky Action Theater's 2022-2023 season begins with Maple and Vine, by Jordan Harrison, directed by Stevie Zimmerman. Big City dwellers Katha and Ryu have become disenchanted with their 21st-century lives. The harder they try to figure out what happiness looks like, the more elusive it becomes. Then they meet Dean, from a idealistic community that exists in a permanent state of 1955.
They forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Chicken a la King, taking on new identities that challenge who they thought they were and who they might become. How far will they go -- how far would you go to alter your life in the pursuit of happiness? Speaking about his fictional Society for Dynamic Obsolescence, Harrison says, “The notion that less freedom could make you happy is a morally problematic idea... I’m hoping that the audience thinks, ‘I would never do something like that... Or would I?'”