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Washington City Paper: WEST BY GOD

Keegan’s WEST BY GOD Celebrates the Mountain State West By God, which makes its world premiere at the Keegan Theatre, is “a story about home” by Keegan company member Brandon McCoy. The play digs into McCoy’s feelings both about “home” as a concept and his actual home—McCoy was raised in West Virginia, and says in

DC Theatre Scene: WEST BY GOD

A love letter to rural life in West Virginia Brandon McCoy admits that he has written a love letter to his home state of West Virginia. McCoy has created a work that is both personal and heartachingly relatable to anyone who has pulled up roots and moved away from home. And yet, his home of

MD Theatre Guide: WEST BY GOD

“West By God” is a new play by Brandon McCoy, a West Virginia native transplanted to the DC metro area, who is Keegan Theatre’s current Playwright in Residence. I mention that McCoy is a West Virginia native because West “By God” Virginia happens to be central to the theme of his play about roots, family,

The Washington Post: WEST BY GOD

Brandon McCoy’s WEST BY GOD stands tall at the divide of rural and urban America Snowshoe Mountain, Morgantown and the New River Gorge Bridge all co-star in Brandon McCoy’s “West By God,” a West Virginia love letter punctuated with postcard scenery. Seeing those images projected across the Keegan Theatre set should entice audiences to schedule

DC Metro Theater Arts: WEST BY GOD

The economic and social plight of America’s white rural working class has been the subject of recent blockbuster books from J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy to Educated, by Tara Westover. Now this disheartened population has become the focus of DC-area playwright Brandon McCoy, a native of West Virginia, who looks homeward in his new and well-intentioned

Washington City Paper: LEGALLY BLONDE

Keegan’s Legally Blonde Is a Frothy, Fast-Paced Delight Legally Blonde bends and snaps its way into your heart, whether you want it to or not. The musical is as fun and effervescent as the movie on which it’s based. Elle’s charm is essential for the show to work, and it flows through the entire production.

DC Theatre Scene: LEGALLY BLONDE

A delightfully funny, sweet summer musical “Oh. My. God.  Oh my god, you guys!” Keegan Theatre’s production of Legally Blonde is so over-the-top, fabulously fun – the perfect sweet treat on a sweltering DC summer evening. Director Ricky Drummond dials up the campiness with fun sight gags and asides to the audience, all played for laughs. Ashleigh King’s

DC Metro Theater Arts: LEGALLY BLONDE

In this summer of our discontent – what with unchecked climate change, racist politics, and mass murders – a bit of cheer in the form of a frothy tale of a privileged white girl who, through dint of smarts, integrity, and cuteness, winds up not only happy but more privileged than ever, can be a

Metro Weekly: RIPCORD

Deb Gottesman and Claire Schoonover let ‘er rip as dueling retirees in Keegan’s rollicking “Ripcord” David Lindsay-Abaire’s raucous farce Ripcord might be about the beginning of a beautiful friendship, or the origin of one nasty feud, depending on whether anyone’s left standing when this duel of pranks finally comes to an end. Director Megan Thrift

DC Metro Theater Arts: RIPCORD

The cute little old ladies are up to something at the sunny nursing home. They share the same room and enough wit to fight over the turf like two college roommates. If only we all could grow old with such spunk and physicality! The woman-child trope of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Ripcord at Keegan Theatre is the familiar



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