Buzz/Press Reviews October 4, 2016

DCist: Keegan’s ‘What We’re Up Against’ Is The Latest From A Hidden Gem In Local Theater

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.

Reviews September 29, 2016

DC Metro Theatre Arts: What We’re Up Against

Rebeck’s comedy, full of incisive dialogue and well structured scenes, doesn’t lie still long enough to be questioned.

Reviews September 29, 2016

The Washington Post: What We’re Up Against

Theresa Rebeck’s salty office comedy “What We’re Up Against” is a swift and merrily vicious kick in the pants. It’s a fast satire about a talented woman and the dull, bigoted men who rule her workplace …. Rebeck’s wrathful, foulmouthed script keeps the energy high, and at the small Keegan Theatre (which has the D.C. premiere of this 2011 play), director Susan Marie Rhea creates a bright, brisk production that nails the play’s most pivotal moments.

Reviews September 29, 2016

DC Metro Theatre Arts: What We’re Up Against

Near the end of What We’re Up Against, Theresa Rebeck’s incisive comedy about workplace sexism—just opened in a kick-ass production at The Keegan Theatre—a question is posed by Eliza, a very talented architect whom we’ve been watching be screwed by prick power in the office: “They said it wasn’t like this anymore. Why is it still like this?” That sobering question comes after scenes full of some of the funniest, sharpest-edge scripting, directing, and acting you’re likely to see in DC.

Reviews September 29, 2016

Broadway World: What We’re Up Against

If there ever was a show that captured the edginess of this election season, it’s Theresa Rebeck’s howler of a comedy, What We’re Up Against. In Susan Marie Rhea’s brilliant staging, Rebeck’s whip-smart sense of humor is on full display. And given the battle-of-the-sexes plotline, it is without question the one show that Hilary Clinton and her staff need to see-they’ll know every character on-stage. They’ll also recognize the futility of a highly-qualified woman forced to struggle against male mediocrity.

The struggle continues, but this one is a classic.

Press Releases September 7, 2016

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.

Reviews August 25, 2016

Washington City Paper: The Lonesome West

The Irish-focused Keegan Theatre’s sublime new production of The Lonesome West affirms yet again the behavioral insight that makes McDonagh’s casually hard-hearted work so hard to dismiss.

Reviews August 18, 2016

Magic Time: The Lonesome West

McDonagh scripts their savage and macabre verbal sparring. Director Mark A. Rhea paces each round with knockout punch. Keenan and Smith play high-risk foils as if on a high-tension high wire. And Casey Kaleba tightly stages each fight with a startling mix of hostility and silliness … The Lonesome West is a fantastic ride.

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.

Reviews August 15, 2016

MD Theatre Review: The Lonesome West

Cleverly written and directed and enthusiastically acted, The Lonesome West contrasts romping juvenile rough-housing with some of the weightiest of adult themes and questions, offering the audience multiple layers of engagement.

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