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  Reckless at Spooky Action Theater


Spooky Action Theater
1810 16th St NW Washington

From Craig Lucas comes this darkly comic tale of a modern-day Alice in a perilous winter wonderland. When Rachel is forced to flee her home on Christmas Eve, she embarks on a series of comic misadventures that test her belief that it is indeed a wonderful life.

Thru - Oct 28, 2012

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $20

Box Office: 301-920-1414

Running Time: 2 hrs with 1 intermission
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  Reckless Reviews
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City Paper - Highly Recommended

"...Iím glad that this infusion of resources has emboldened Spooky Action to take on pieces like Reckless, with its rapidly shifting locales and other staging requirements. But itís Spears, and Zidar, and Cameron Robertson, in several roles, who make this show a class act."
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Chris Klimek

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Spooky Action Theater is known for producing offbeat and thought provoking shows and their Fall presentation of Craig Lucasí Reckless is an absolute emotional thrill ride of epic proportions. Christmas comes to life in Director Richard Henrichís sparkling take on life, honesty, and forgiveness as characters quickly see their world turn upside down."
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Erica Laxson

DramaUrge - Recommended

"... Your oldest son tells you "you're fired," your husband wants you dead, and the last trace of your best friend's voice, on Christmas Eve, follows with a dial tone. What to do? If you're the young woman in Craig Lucas's play Reckless (1983), it's time to hit the road. Spooky Action Theater fulfils its Mission Statement in toto with this highly entertaining season opener (to 10/28), providing both the cast and audience an opportunity to interpret a good play imaginatively while filling in the gaps."
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John Glass

MD Theatre Guide - Recommended

"... Spooky Action Theatre makes the best of a limited performance space. Despite a few noisy and distracting technical glitches, the production staff transitions nicely between scenes by using rolling platforms and large moving walls to differentiate between locations. Set designer JD Madsen creates an ambitious array of settings Ė a cheap motel, a glitter-laden game show set, a stripped yet colorful living room Ė to support Rachelís near mythical journey. Also, costume designer Lynly A. Saunders cleverly infuses the playís underlying Christmas theme into the wardrobe by dressing each character in varying shades of red and green. Overall, while the playís cavalcade of dream-like sequences nearly sends the audience into sensory overload, Reckless comes to a sweet and surprising end thatís well worth the trippy ride."
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Victoria Durham

DCTheatreScene - Recommended

Rachel Fitzsimmons (Mundy Spears) is a flibbertigibbet who skates on the line between anxious and hysterical. She is the central figure in a series of improbable events, the first of which is this: it is Christmas Eve, and she is babbling happily about Christmas during her own childhood (before, presumably, the school bus ran over her mother) when her husband (Camron Robertson) announces that he has hired a hit man to kill her.
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Tim Treanor

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