Category Archive for: Press Releases

What We’re Up Against Kicks Off Keegan’s 20th Anniversary Season

September 2, 2016: The Keegan Theatre opens its 20th season with the regional premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s What We’re Up Against, a scathing, ferocious comedy about sexism in the workplace. Set in a highly competitive architecture firm, What We’re Up Against takes an explosive look at the complicated battle of the sexes and one woman’s response when she tires of slamming into the glass ceiling.

Press Releases August 16, 2016

The Georgetowner: The Lonesome West

“The Lonesome West” is getting a scaldingly focused production at the Keegan Theatre near Dupont Circle, directed with keen respect for the language of the play by Mark A. Rhea.

Martin McDonagh’s The Lonesome West Opens August 6

The Keegan Theatre closes out its record-breaking 19th season with Martin McDonagh’s brutally funny dark comedy, THE LONESOME WEST. Set in the tiny Irish backwater of Leenane, warring brothers Valene and Coleman live to torment each other, baiting and brawling over every petty grievance, from would-be girlfriends to cheap potato chips. Only Father Welsh, the local parish priest, will try to save them before their sibling rivalry explodes into a hilarious and brutal finish.

Keegan Presents Award-Winning Musical Next to Normal, Opening June 18

“We’ve been waiting to produce NEXT TO NORMAL for years,” says Mark A. Rhea, Keegan’s founder and artistic director. “For obvious reasons – the complexity and truth in the writing of these characters, the intimacy of the storytelling, the intensity and beauty in the music – this is a natural fit for Keegan.”

Keegan Announces 2016-2017 20th Anniversary Season

May 10, 2016:  The Keegan Theatre announces its 2016-2017 twentieth anniversary season. “Keegan has had quite a ride, especially the last few years,” says Mark A. Rhea, the company’s founder and producing artistic director.  “After being dark for a year for the renovations, we offered our patrons an extra-long, super-packed 2015-2016 season — 11 main

Keegan Presents Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter: Opening May 7

AMERICAN DAUGHTER was chosen because Keegan’s artistic leadership felt that the timing was right for its themes: feminism in politics and the media. “AMERICAN DAUGHTER feels like the right show to produce at this moment in our nation’s history,” says Mark A. Rhea, the company’s founder and Artistic Director. “The show kept calling to us, and the fact that 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of Wendy Wasserstein’s death also resonated heavily. We’re thrilled to produce a play about women, politics and the media, in our Nation’s capital, during an election season. AMERICAN DAUGHTER, while set in the 90s and about a Surgeon General nominee, couldn’t feel more relevant to us than it does right now.”

Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT Opens March 12

eegan Theatre kicks off its spring season with the high-octane rock musical American Idiot. Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Holiday” and the hit title track, American Idiot boldly took the American musical in a new direction, capturing not just the sound of a generation, but also the frustrations, fears, dreams and challenges of becoming an adult in the media-saturated, post-9/11 era.



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