Posts Tagged:matthew j. keenan

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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MD Theatre Guide: When We Were Young and Unafraid

From Sarah Treem, the woman who brought you the incredibly nuanced and stimulating play “The How and The Why” comes another incredibly stimulating and nuanced play, “When We Were Young and Unafraid.” Directed by Marie Byrd Sproul, this play takes women’s rights and looks at it from every corner, leaving no stone unturned.

Broadway World: An Irish Carol

This holiday season, Dublin, Ireland has its own “Scrooge” to reform on a windy Christmas Eve in the Keegan Theatre’s beloved holiday tradition, AN IRISH CAROL. Written by Matthew J Keenan and directed by Mark A. Rhea, AN IRISH CAROL is back on stage for its five year anniversary. Read the Full Review

Helen Hayes Recommends: AN IRISH CAROL

The Helen Hayes Awards has recommended Keegan’s world premiere production of AN IRISH CAROL, now playing through December 31!
Set in a Dublin pub, this world premiere by Matthew Keenan is a homage to Dickens’ classic — told as only the Irish can. AN IRISH CAROL is a modern fable, told with the biting humor and incisive candor of its Irish playwright – a new holiday tradition for Keegan audiences



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