An Irish Carol 2020

by Matthew J. Keenan, directed by Mark A. Rhea
Available On Demand December 24-31


The original cast returns for AN IRISH CAROL’s 10th anniversary production! An original work by Keegan company member Matthew J. Keenan, AN IRISH CAROL is an homage to Dickens’ classic – told as only the Irish can. This comic and touching play, set in a modern Dublin pub, follows one evening in the life of David, a wealthy pub owner who has lost touch with his own humanity in the interest of self-protection and material success. But on this Christmas Eve – challenged by a voice from the past, provoked by those in the present, and faced with the reality of a lonely future – David’s life may change forever.

Trust the Irish to put a bit of grain in the eggnog. AN IRISH CAROL is sweet and cheerfully profane …

— The Washington Post

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$30/household for 1-week On Demand digital rental

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Runtime 90 minutes

Advisory Warning Appropriate for audiences age 16 and over due to strong language

Dedicated to Kathy Jourdan, Steven Herren, and Marge Bernbaum

Generously sponsored by Whitaker Stone and UVA Friends & Fans



The Cast

David Kevin Adams
Bartek Josh Sticklin
Jim David Jourdan
Frank Timothy Hayes Lynch
Michael Mike Kozemchak
Simon Jon Townson
Anna Susan Marie Rhea
Richard Mick Tinder

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The Production Team

Director Mark A. Rhea
Film Editor Josh Sticklin
Stage Manager Alexis J. Hartwick
Set Designer / Master Carpenter Matthew J. Keenan
Lighting / Sound Designer Dan Martin
Costume Designer Kelly Peacock
Properties / Set Dressing Designer Cindy Landrum Jacobs
Hair / Makeup Designer Craig Miller
Original Music Matt Rippetoe

Additional Production Team from 2011 World Premiere

Assistant Director Sheri S. Herren
Sound Designer
 Jake Null
Set Dressing Designer Carol Baker
Properties Designer Kat Wiskup
Set Designer Mark A. Rhea & Colin Smith

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