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Buzz/Press February 15, 2011

Washington Post Express: The War at Home: ‘Basra Boy’

On Saturday, the Keegan Theatre welcomes “Basra Boy” to the Church Street Theater for a world premiere. Penned by Northern Irish playwright Rosemary Jenkinson, the play follows two trouble-making teens in Belfast: Speedy and his best friend, Stig, who wants to enlist with the British army in Iraq.”

Press Releases January 30, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Basra Boy

A one-man tour de force, BASRA BOY features Josh Sticklin playing all the characters, a thrilling challenge for actor and director alike. “This play speaks to me on many levels,” says Isaac. “It’s about Belfast, our troubled youth, our attitudes toward the war in the Middle East. But the core of this play is a fascinating story of friendship, a story that is uniquely poignant, I think, because one actor portrays both friends.”

Press Releases January 21, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: The Weir

THE WEIR, called “beautiful and devious” by The New York Times, will be directed by four-time Helen Hayes nominee and Keegan Artistic Director Mark A. Rhea. The cast of THE WEIR are no strangers to the stage or to Irish theater, with 15 Ireland tours, 5 Helen Hayes nominations, and dozens of roles in Irish works between them.

Announcements Awards January 18, 2011

Helen Hayes Recommends “A Shadow of Honor”

Keegan Theatre’s world premiere of Peter Coy’s “A Shadow of Honor” has received a recommendation from the Helen Hayes awards. See the show before it closes.  Only two weekends remain! Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 pm Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm special added performance Monday, January 10 at 8:00 pm Tickets: $35/30 students and seniors

Reviews January 14, 2011

DCist: “A Shadow of Honor”

After you walk into the cavernous converted church to see A Shadow of Honor, the new play by Peter Coy being premiered by Keegan Theatre one of the first things you see is a rifle hanging above the fireplace in an old Virginia homestead. Later, when this rifle is taken down, you see that it

Reviews January 13, 2011

Review Round-Up: “A Shadow of Honor”

The actors do an admirable job of injecting life into their characters … Herren is splendidly natural as Caroline Ruffin, and Rhea is forceful as her thuggishly idealistic husband … Listol brings the right mixture of warmth and intensity to Kathy … And in the play’s early scenes, before his character has become a psychological

Reviews January 3, 2011

Keegan named ‘The Best Stage of 2010?

Metro Weekly named Keegan’s production of Dancing at Lughnasa one of the best of 2010: Dancing at Lughnasa, The Keegan Theatre — One of the first e-mails I ever got telling me that, as a critic, I didn’t know what I was talking about was from Keegan. It’s that spirit, so often reserved for defending

Reviews January 3, 2011

RENT Rocks City Paper

In its annual round-up of the year in theater, the Washington City Paper says: …RENT; I know you’ve been around the block a few times, but when your Alphabet City rocks as hard as it did in the Keegan Theatre’s production, I’ve gotta pay you your due.” – Trey Graham

Reviews December 4, 2010

DC Theatre Scene: “Golden Boy”

This being a Clifford Odets play, told with tender humanism, we see our own lives right away in the plight of the young boxer. … Lynch and Keena do nice work depicting the growing difficulty with which the traditional father and the rebellious son are able to connect. … Rhea is impressive as the brash

Reviews December 4, 2010

Washington Post: “Golden Boy Packs a Wallop”

“Keegan’s production of this Clifford Odets play packs a wallop . . . director Lee Mikeska Gardner deftly orchestrates the rhythms and intensities of this 1937 work … ”


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