DC Theatre Scene: An Irish Carol

An Irish Carol , now in its second of hopefully many annual appearances at Keegan Theatre, is not your father’s Christmas Carol.

This re-imagining is the brainchild of Dubliner Matthew Keenan and has all the trappings we might expect in an update.

Keenan knits the pub and Celtic atmospherics of The Weir into this retelling of Dickens’ beloved if sentimental tale.

As the play’s central intelligence and main character, Kevin Adams is quite dislike-ably good as the bitter David who needs to hit bottom before even considering the alternative.

Susan Marie Rhea is surprisingly effective as Anna…

Mark A. Rhea’s direction is light and understated, which allows each character to become him or herself without any sense of artificiality. Costuming, lighting, and sound were all well designed, lending the onstage pub a warm and cozy atmosphere…

Read the Full Review at DC Theatre Scene



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