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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

Reviews November 10, 2017

DC Metro Theater Arts: TOP GIRLS

With an opening act that rocks with ego and overlapping dialogue and grotesque caricature, when the realism sets with its equally vivid, yet profoundly disturbed characters, we in the audience accept the mythology of our own perceptions. We accept the falseness of our own declarations of truth. We accept the battleground called life. It turns

Reviews November 8, 2017

Washington Post: TOP GIRLS

The opening act of Caryl Churchill’s 1982 “Top Girls” is still breathtaking as women ranging from the ninth-century Pope Joan to 13th-century concubine Lady Nijo and Victorian-era explorer Isabella Bird gather for a vivacious dinner party hosted by a modern employment agency manager who is celebrating a promotion. The final act of Thatcher-era class warfare knifes into

Press Releases November 3, 2017

Keegan Roars into the 20’s with the 2017 Gala

The Keegan Theatre celebrates its 21st season with a gala on Monday, November 13 at 6:30 pm at the theatre. This second annual fundraising gala supports Keegan’s mainstage productions, new works development – especially through the company’s new Boiler Room Series – and world premieres, and artistic education and opportunities for young people through Keegan


The Keegan Story

Learn about the Keegan story, from the core beliefs to the award-winning storytelling.

The Company

Meet the leadership and company members that make “in good company” more than just a slogan.

Ireland Tours

Learn about the Irish-American cultural exchange at the heart of the Keegan mission.

Past Productions

Browse Keegan’s complete production history going back to 1997 and including Ireland Tour productions.