Best Theater Group Working Out of a Church Basement

Spooky Action Theater
1810 16th St. NW, (202) 248-0301
Spooky Action Theater consistently puts on some of the District’s most imaginative productions, from shows featuring Stalin and Bulgakov as characters to weird Japanese dream theater. What makes the company’s accomplishments even more extraordinary is the fact that all of its productions are staged in the basement of the Universalist National Memorial Church on 16th and S. With each new production, the underground space morphs into a different world. In May, Happy Hour will transform the space into “a live-action twist on the familiar ‘escape the room’ video game,” where audience teams compete while controlling their human avatars.