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Reviews December 9, 2011

The Washington Post: An Irish Carol

Trust the Irish to put a bit of grain in the eggnog. “An Irish Carol” from the Keegan Theatre is sweet and cheerfully profane, a modest little 80-minute riff on Dickens set in a dingy, modern Dublin pub. This new play by Matthew J. Keenan is best when nothing much is happening …  On Christmas

Reviews December 9, 2011

DC Theatre Scene: An Irish Carol

Matthew J. Keenan’s new play, An Irish Carol just opened at Keegan Theatre, has a gritty realism that is unmatched among the holiday fare now playing in the DC area; it’s as bracing as a shot of Bushmills… (Kevin Adams), the middle-aged owner of an Irish pub, is a bitter, ill-tempered man who has managed to

Reviews December 9, 2011

MD Theatre Guide: An Irish Carol

Sometimes you walk into a theatre and you see a great set on stage and go “WOW!!” The Keegan Theatre’s world premiere of An Irish Carol looks great. Director and Set Designer Mark A. Rhea has designed his Irish bar setting to have everything in it – including beer taps at the bar that actually

Reviews December 6, 2011

On Tap Magazine: An Irish Carol

An Irish Carol: Christmas, Beer and Redemption Let the audacious Irish players of Keegan Theatre Company put you into the holiday spirit with the world premiere of An Irish Carol, written by Keegan company member and Dublin native Matthew Keenan.  Inspired by Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, An Irish Carol retains the themes of the Dickens

Reviews December 6, 2011

Theatre in DC: An Irish Carol

The Keegan Theatre presents a world premiere by Dublin native and Keegan company member Matthew J. Keenan. In what Keegan hopes will be a new holiday tradition for DC audiences, An Irish Carol runs December 3- 31, 2011 at the Church Street Theater. Set in a modern Dublin pub, An Irish Carol is an homage

Reviews November 3, 2011

Washington City Paper: THE CRUCIBLE

God gets a bad rap in most stagings of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. The characters are either “with the Lord”—and inside the sniveling Rev. Parris’ clapboard meeting house every Sunday—or running around the woods naked “with the devil” and headed for the gallows. There’s no middle ground, and the judges who decide who’s with God and

Reviews October 31, 2011

DC Examiner: THE CRUCIBLE

The devil: Always in the details By: Barbara Mackay Special to The Washington Examiner The first scene of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” gets down to business immediately: The Rev. Samuel Parris (Colin Smith) has seen some girls dancing naked in the moonlight, and now his daughter, Betty, is lying unconscious. Rumors have begun to circulate

Reviews October 28, 2011

WTOP: The Crucible Named “Top Pick”

Arthur Miller’s disturbing classic “The Crucible” is playing at the Keegan Theater in Northwest D.C through Nov. 2. The production just returned from an Irish tour, which featured local actors in several roles. The American production has been hailed as “riveting” and “white-hot.”

Reviews October 28, 2011

The Edge: THE CRUCIBLE

Keegan Theatre is the perfect venue for “The Crucible”, a play in which one man’s infidelity causes a spurned young woman to manipulate the religious fervor of her community for personal gain by accusing residents of the town of witchcraft. As the play progresses, characters charged with consorting with the devil are declared damned for

Reviews October 26, 2011

Washingtonian: THE CRUCIBLE

Arthur Miller’s enduring take on the contagion of hysteria gets a successful staging. Mean girls in the 21st century have a lot to learn from Abigail Williams. As the spiteful ringleader of the snowballing witch hunt at the center of Arthur Miller’s classic parable, The Crucible (now playing at the Keegan Theatre at Church Street),


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