Category Archive for: Reviews

Reviews March 17, 2017

DC Metro Theatre Arts Review #2: Parade

The Keegan Theatre’s current production of Parade is a wholly transformative piece of theater that made me not only forgot myself but my surroundings. I don’t like to throw the word flawless around but this production was exactly that. And with the heavy themes of racism and hatred that are all too relatable today, the message of the show hits painfully close to home.

Reviews March 16, 2017

DC Theatre Scene: Parade

Keegan’s Parade is well worth seeing, a bold reminder, as if we needed one, of America’s habitual self-crippling bigotries as well as its better angels.

Reviews March 15, 2017    ,,,,

DC Metro Theatre Arts: PARADE

An intriguing musical piece of consequential historical value, Keegan Theatre’s production of the Award-winning musical PARADE is unapologetically dark and honest. Based on actual events, the musical follows the struggles of Leo Frank (played by Michael Innocenti), a Jewish factory superintendent who was convicted of a crime he did not commit, and his relationship with his wife Lucille Frank (played by Eleanor J. Todd). Directed by Christina A. Coakley and Susan Marie Rhea for Keegan Theatre’s 20th anniversary season, The Keegan Theatre’s riveting Parade is a production that should not be missed.

Buzz/Press Reviews January 30, 2017

DC Metro Theater Arts: HAMLETTE

Hamlette is a family-friendly take on what has become one of the most frequently interpreted plays by the Bard. It has a little something for everyone, giving us an idea of the characters as they were originally imagined while connecting the stories to the present day.

Reviews January 28, 2017

MD Theatre Guide: Mack, Beth

Does the curse of the Scottish play still apply when the play is stylized “Mack (comma) Beth”? If the audience’s reception is any indication, I would say no. Keegan Theatre has shown once again its talent for bringing together meaningful works of storytelling and exceptional artistic talent.

Reviews January 26, 2017

DC Metro Theatre Arts: Mack, Beth

Chris Stezin’s adaptation of Macbeth, presented by Director Matt Ripa at The Keegan Theatre, is a daring attempt to bring one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies into the modern day … entertaining … filled with twists and turns.

Reviews December 27, 2016

DC Theatre Scene: An Irish Carol (2016)

It’s a very real cast, grounded by a moody set and lighting that’ll have you wanting to spend your Christmas Eve in Ireland. AN IRISH CAROL is a lovely spin on the traditional Christmas tale surely on its way to becoming a classic in its own right.

Buzz/Press Reviews December 27, 2016

The Georgetowner: An Irish Carol (2016)

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.



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