The play, written by company member Matthew Keenan, is now in its sixth year. Infused periodically with new cast members, it deals with a disaffected and wealthy man who’s focused too much of his life on tending to his business and not enough on being a complete human being … AN IRISH CAROL has a profane and lyrical way with words. It’s a good fit with the Keegan repertoire, which has always been an Irish stew of mostly contemporary plays… The redone theater has both a modern and an intimate feel to it. It’s welcoming, like the company itself.
Keegan is thrilled to announce that the 20th Anniversary Season will be funded in part by project and arts education grants from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Moreover, Keegan is honored this year to receive support from the Nora Roberts Foundation to advance new Bright Stars school residencies, providing hands-on theatre training for youth in the District of Columbia.
What We’re Up Against is the kind of zoomed-in, focused work that Keegan has always thrived on. It’s a show that proves that a theater does not have to lose its heart as it expands. The renovations have given them access to more space and resources without losing it’s audience-focused intimacy.
Setting the media and political circuses ablaze, Lyssa must decide whether to withdraw her name from consideration or weather the storm, all while trying to mend the relationships she hurt in the process. If you think the current nomination crisis lacks wit and candor, Wasserstein’s play provides just that.
“An American Daughter” is a Clinton play, and the Keegan Theatre is extremely smart to be performing it right now…. The fury is as clear as I’ve ever seen it.
Entertaining and insightful, the play echoes timeless sentiments that are part of the bedrock of the country, and that resonate particularly now in his politic city.
Witty and fun, Keegan Theatre’s An American Daughter is a show you do not want to miss. With the elections surrounding us, this is a production that is so relevant.
In Keegan’s snappy and trenchant production, Wasserstein’s script crackles with witty political repartee and cracks open two prominent women’s personal pain in a way that feels as up-to-the-minute as streaming news.
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