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.
MATTHEW J. KEENAN was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and is a graduate from the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. Matthew began working with Keegan as an actor and in 2015 became the company’s resident scenic designer. He’s also a company member with the Classical Theatre Company in Houston TX. As well as being the resident scenic designer, and an actor, Matthew is also the playwright of Keegan’s own holiday tradition, An Irish Carol. Some previous scenic designs include: The Lonesome West, Top Girls, Chicago, American Idiot, Cat on A Hot Tin Roof, Lincolnesque, The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, and Hair.