Mack, Beth

Mack, Beth
January 21 – February 11, 2017
Chris Stezin
Matt Ripa

World Premiere

Shakespeare’s ultimate power couple – retooled for the cyber age. MACK, BETH is a thoroughly modern, razor sharp tale with all the complex characters, intrigue, and taut storytelling that audiences expect from this classic tale of greed and unbridled ambition. A world premiere from a two-time Helen Hayes-nominated playwright.

MACK,BETH was developed through FIRST DRAFT at The Rose Theatre Co. where Stezin is playwright-in-residence.  FIRST DRAFT is passionately rooted in the idea that new plays have an important place in the future of American theater.  To learn more, go to

How Mad Men Inspired Mack, Beth

Rose Theatre Company
Sponsored by
Harry Bagdasian, Gail and Peter Hansen, Marcie Cohen, Audrey and Bob Benson, Jennifer Oehme, Laurie and Mark Buck, Tricia Ferrone, Capital LifeWorks, Marie and Mercedes Matson

DC Metro Theater Arts Review

“Matt Ripa’s production of Mack, Beth is entertaining and filled with twists and turns. This new work does successfully make the point that the lust for power at the expense of everyone and everything else is just as relevant today as it was in Shakespeare’s time.”

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MD Theatre Guide Review

“Keegan Theatre has shown once again its talent for bringing together meaningful works of storytelling and exceptional artistic talent. Directed by Matt Ripa, this play is a beautiful collaboration between two amazing staples of DC theatre: The Rose Theatre and The Keegan Theatre.”

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Elizabeth Wright MacIlraith Jennifer J. Hopkins
William MacIlraith (Mack) Andrew Keller
Robert Duncan William Aitken
James Shaw Josh Sticklin
Geek 1 Izzy Smelkinson
Geek 2 Emily Cerwonka
Geek 3 Tyasia Velines
Donna Shaw Autumn Seavey Hicks
Maryanne Duncan Sarah Holt
Vida Karin Rosnizeck

Production Team

Director Matt Ripa
Stage Manager 
Aria Velz
Scenic Designer 
Matthew J. Keenan
Lighting Designer 
Katie McCreary
Hair and Make Up Designer 
Craig Miller
Set Dressing and Properties Designer 
Properties and Set Dressing Assistant Katrina Wiskup
Costume Designer Julie Cray-Leong
Sound Designer Gordon Nimmo-Smith
Fight Choreographer Casey Kaleba
Photography Cameron Whitman