Regional Premiere by Theresa Rebeck Opens September 24
September 2, 2016: The Keegan Theatre opens its 20th season with the regional premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s What We’re Up Against, a scathing, ferocious comedy about sexism in the workplace. Set in a highly competitive architecture firm, What We’re Up Against takes an explosive look at the complicated battle of the sexes and one woman’s response when she tires of slamming into the glass ceiling.
Directed by Keegan Associate Artistic Director Susan Marie Rhea, What We’re Up Against features company members Peter Finnegan (DEALER OF BALLYNAFEIGH), Michael Innocenti (AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER), and Brianna Letourneau (CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF). Keegan is also pleased to welcome Carolyn Kashner (MAN OF LA MANCHA) and Stephen Russell Murray (AMERICAN IDIOT) back to the Keegan stage.
“We’ve been chomping at the bit to produce Rebeck for several years, so I’m thrilled to be finally getting one of her scripts up at Keegan, and helming the production of this hot-button play is a great honor,” says Rhea. “Rebeck’s voice is so sharp, her wit and commentary are so incisive: and to be tackling this subject matter during this particular moment in history feels particularly exciting. I’m delighted that Keegan is kicking off our 20th anniversary season with a largely unknown script by this wildly brilliant and popular playwright. It’s a bold choice, and it feels right.”
What We’re Up Against runs September 24- October 15, 2016 at the Andrew Keegan Theatre in Washington, DC. The press opening is Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 8pm.
This is Keegan Theatre’s 20th season performing in Washington, DC. The Keegan Theatre produces powerful productions of classic and modern plays and musicals, offered to the community at affordable prices. Our work is fueled by the highest caliber acting and design, scripts that put real people out there on the stark edges of life, and a directing approach that honors clear, authentic storytelling.