** KEEGAN’S OWN HOLIDAY TRADITION: AN ORIGINAL WORK **
Set in a modern Dublin pub, AN IRISH CAROL is an homage to Dickens’ classic – told as only the Irish can. The play, both comic and touching, 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 this present, and faced with the reality of a lonely future – David’s life may change forever. An original work by Keegan company member Matthew J. Keenan.
DC Theatre Scene Review
“The actors all have honed the music of this fine work like a fine troupe of chamber musicians. A few of the actors have been switched out or around, but the show remains remains tight, and it’s delicious to watch the details played out in the familiarity of a true ensemble company at work.”
Broadway World Review
“[Matthew J. Keenan’s “An Irish Carol”] turns out to be one of the least sentimental, most realistic and overall satisfying holiday fare on local stages…Funny, sad and always human; bitter and strong as a shot, “An Irish Carol” is highly recommended holiday viewing.”
DC Metro Theater Arts Review
“A reflective and more than occasionally foul-mouthed show that picks at the choices we make to (dis)connect, An Irish Carol at the Keegan Theatre once again proves that the past is not gone, the future is not final, and no one is beyond hope.”