Committed to infusing vitality into the D.C. Arts by producing exciting and
accessible alternative theatre to generate new and diverse audiences.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2009
Landless Presents the DC Premiere of SPOOKY DOG AND THE TEEN-AGE GANG MYSTERIES
*** Spooky Dog is NOT the Saturday Morning Cartoon you remember... or is it??***
Washington, DC – May 13, 2009 – The Landless Theatre Company brings Spooky Dog and the Teen-Age
Gang Mysteries to District of Columbia Arts Center from June 5 - July 4, 2009. The audience participation and
improv based play is written by Eric Pliner and Amy Rhodes. The production is directed by Producing Artistic
Director Andrew Baughman and stars the incomparable Nick Greek (I Like Nuts! The Musical, Capital Fringe
Festival 2008) as the title dog.
“Spooky Dog and the Teen-Age Gang Mysteries” runs June 5 - July 4 at DCAC. Performances are Fridays and
Saturdays at 7:30 PM.
Spooky Dog & the Teen-Age Gang Mysteries is an irreverent parody of Saturday morning cartoons – for adults
only. Missing from a starring performance at a creepy county fair, a pop culture icon (suggested by the
audience) can only be located by this familiar gang of teen sleuths: a butch, blond frat boy, an even more butch
brainy gal with a trusty flashlight, a hot-to-trot diva in a miniskirt, a spaced-out hippie, and a talking dog. On a
campy and comical quest to find their missing friend, they’ll face the ghost of a dead country singer, a not-so-
psychic fortune teller, and the sinister couple who run the fairground.
Even more frighteningly, the Teen-Age Mystery Gang will also confront their own burgeoning sexual desires,
tasty dog treats with unexpected side effects, and a surprise penchant for busting a move.
“We really want to stress that this is not a play for children,” said director Baughman. “It’s for immature adults
who always wondered what was really going on between He-Man and Man-At-Arms, and why Smurfette was the
only girl in the whole village.”
Spooky Dog uncovers hilarious, hidden subtext with razor-sharp wit and affectionate homage. The production
also features original songs by Baughman and Jen Tonon, the creative team behind Landless fringe festival
hits Frozty the Abominable Snowman and Carrie Potter at The Half-Blood Prom, with choreography by Karissa
Swanigan (Walmartopia, President Harding Is A Rock Star).
The cast includes Landless regulars Matt Baughman (Guternberg! The Musical!, Walmartopia) and Josh
Speerstra (Diamond Dead, President Harding Is A Rock Star) as metro-sexual “Ted” and the ravenous
“Scraggly.” Nick Greek, who recently starred as the nut-obsessed “Horatio” in the acclaimed I Like Nuts The
Musical at the 2008 Capital Fringe Festival, leads the cast as the kooky canine.
“Rou’ll rever ree Raturay Rorning Rartoons the rame ray again!” said Greek. [He was in character at the time.]
Landless will end the 2008-2009 season with a revival of the zombie rock musical DIAMOND DEAD (2008 Best
Musical Pick of the Capital Fringe) and the Captital Fringe Festival and New York City Fringe Festival.
"Spooky Dog And The Teen-Age Gang Mysteries" runs June 5 though July 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30
PM. All performances are held at District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. Admission is $18. For
tickets and information visit www.landlesstheatrecompany.org.
Visit www.landlesstheatrecompany.org for details on the Landless Theatre Company’s season.
About Landless Theatre Company: The Landless Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
dedicated to infusing vitality into the local arts by producing exciting and accessible alternative theatre to
generate new and diverse audiences. More information and production history online at www.