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Press Releases January 4, 2018

Keegan Theatre Presents DC Premiere of UNNECESSARY FARCE

January 4, 2018: The Keegan Theatre opens 2018 with the Washington, DC premiere of Paul Slade Smith’s award-winning stage comedy, UNNECESSARY FARCE. Opening on January 23, this delightfully hilarious comedy is directed by Ray Ficca and features actors Jon Townson, Noah Shaefer, Mario Baldessari, Karen Novack, Emily Levey, Jenna Lawrence, and Christopher Herring. Ray Ficca most recently appeared

Reviews December 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld: AN IRISH CAROL

It’s not exactly clear what fluids sustained the original Ebenezer Scrooge on his late-night tour, but Dublin native Matthew J. Keenan is pretty darned sure what would fuel the old cuss in Ireland today. The beers and the Jamesons flow like water in his seasonal offering, An Irish Carol, a hardened, touching, hilarious tour of a

Reviews December 19, 2017

DC Theatre Scene: AN IRISH CAROL

An Irish Carol does a fine job capturing the spirit and message of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale in an evening spent in an Irish pub. No small feat. The play, courtesy of author Matthew J. Keenan, is not a direct retelling of A Christmas Carol (and that’s a good thing, as the stage has no shortage of

Reviews December 18, 2017

MD Theatre Guide: AN IRISH CAROL

If you need tidings of comfort and joy, look no further than the Keegan Theatre’s seventh annual production of An Irish Carol. This is the second year in a row that this reviewer has had the pleasure of seeing this irreverent and heart-warming gem, and I can say that it only improves upon further acquaintance.

Reviews December 18, 2017

DC Metro Theater Arts: AN IRISH CAROL

Now in its seventh year, the Keegan Theatre’s annual production of Matthew J. Keenan’s An Irish Carol has become a favorite Washington DC holiday tradition. It’s easy to see why. A quintessentially Irish take on Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, Keenan’s play offers a holiday-perfect tale of redemption and the power of love. All joie de vivre seems to have been

Press Releases November 27, 2017

Keegan’s AN IRISH CAROL Returns for the Holidays

November 27, 2017:  The Keegan Theatre’s annual holiday classic An Irish Carol, written by Dublin native and Keegan company member Matthew J. Keenan, returns for its seventh season.  A beloved holiday tradition that has played to sold-out audiences since premiering in 2011, An Irish Carol runs December 14- 31, 2017. Keegan audiences return year after year to

Press Releases November 20, 2017

Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA Presents HOW TO CATCH A LEPRECHAUN

HOW TO CATCH A LEPRECHAUN Returns December 16 Family Fun Back by Popular Demand November 19, 2017: Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA is proud to present its first main stage family programming production of the 2017-2018 season, How to Catch a Leprechaun by local playwrights Mario Baldessari and Ethan Slater. The delightful children’s musical is based on the familiar Irish folktale

Reviews November 17, 2017

Metro Weekly: TOP GIRLS

THE AUDACIOUS OPENING act of Caryl Churchill’s modern classic Top Girls assembles a millennium’s worth of female power, pain, and wisdom at one lively dinner party. Setting the mood for a story focused on modern career woman Marlene (Karina Hilleard), Churchill enlists five larger-than-life female figures — real and fictional, legendary and literary — to voice the

Reviews November 13, 2017

MD Theatre Guide: TOP GIRLS

In the original 1982 New York Times review of the Public’s production of “Top Girls,” critic Frank Rich explained the way that the playwright Caryl Churchill sees the theatre as “an open frontier where lives can be burst apart and explored.” It recalls an image of the playwright as a conjurer, creating characters like stars

Reviews November 10, 2017

DC Theatre Scene: TOP GIRLS

A look back at the past that contains a look back at the distant past, Top Girls comes across as almost more of a recently-written period play than the 1982 piece that it is. That is a credit to playwright Caryl Churchill’s balanced eye, which captures the tone of the era in which she wrote it without


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