Posts Tagged:Jon Townson

MD Theatre Guide: UNNECESSARY FARCE

Part traditional and part bedroom farce, with an appropriately absurd plot that you feel compelled to see through to the end despite the high frequency of groan-worthy jokes, Unnecessary Farce is a well received and a timely poke at all things sly and silly. The play starts as a police stakeout, trying to nap a crooked mayor

DC Theatre Scene: UNNECESSARY FARCE

The performers make the most of it. The characters who are supposed to engage our sympathy — [Noah] Schaefer as Eric and [Jenna] Lawrence as Billie — eventually do so, notwithstanding that their characters appear to have the IQs of toasters. (Lawrence does an outstanding bit where she rapidly translates the hit man’s incomprehensible Scottish

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

DC Metro Theatre Arts: How to Catch a Leprechaun

This being a show meant for kids, I defer to a critical opinion I overheard right afterward, voiced by a child not yet 5: “That was really cool! Really funny too!” Coauthored by Mario Baldessari and Ethan Slater and directed by Jon Townson, How to Catch a Leprechaun weaves a bit o’ magic in forty

PRESS RELEASE: An Irish Carol Returns!

November 5, 2014:  This December, in a special fundraising initiative, The Keegan Theatre brings back its beloved holiday show, An Irish Carol, for five performances at Theater J.  All proceeds from these performances will go to the company’s capital campaign, with a special emphasis on finishing the basement level, or “artist space.” The majority of

The EDGE: Twelve Angry Men

The setting of the Keegan Theater is the perfect venue for “12 Angry Men”. The space is small, bare, and somewhat claustrophobic, as is the play, set in 1954 in a jury room in the Bronx on the hottest day of the year. The set design has a convincingly spare look, with just a windowless brick wall for backdrop.

Drama Urge: Twelve Angry Men

Justice is in the balance in DC as The Keegan Theatre offers up a bruising examination of the judicial system, American style, in Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose (now extended to 3/31). To paraphrase from the popular quote: Verdicts are like sausages; it’s better not to see them in the making.

DC Metro Theatre Arts: Twelve Angry Men

With its simple and effective set – a long table and twelve chairs with some water – The Keegan Theatre’s Twelve Angry Men has a cast filled with exceptional actors and crisp direction by Christopher Gallu.



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