March 11 – April 15, 2017
Alfred Uhry
Jason Robert Brown
Christina A. Coakley and Susan Marie Rhea
Music Director
Jake Null
Rachel Leigh Dolan

The tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a Jewish man wrongly accused of murder. A rich and intricate score by Jason Robert Brown, and a book by Alfred Uhry that delves fearlessly into the complexities of early 20th century social relationships in the South. A musical of profound depth and beauty.

Sponsored by
Marcie Cohen, Ed and Bonne Abner, Tim Lynch, Laurie and Mark Buck, Gail and Peter Hansen, Holly Hassett, Roberta and Gregory Milman, Wendy Potter, Johnny Boland, Jon Fector, Kevin Doyle, Twodeep Fan, Tess Tepper, Jake Whirlie, Chris Sundlof, Ingrid Rose, Tricia Ferrone, Capital LifeWorks, Marie and Mercedes Matson

Washington Jewish Week Review

“Directors Christina A. Coakley and Susan Marie Rhea have taken a large, sometimes overly done show and stripped it down to its essentials.”

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DC Theatre Scene Review

“Keegan’s Parade is well worth seeing, a bold reminder, as if we needed one, of America’s habitual self-crippling bigotries as well as its better angels.”

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Metro Weekly Review

“Sure-footed, insightful, and rewarding … Michael Innocenti’s blazing performance as Leo Frank leads Keegan’s exquisite Parade.”

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DC Metro Theatre Arts Review

“Directed by Christina A. Coakley and Susan Marie Rhea for Keegan Theatre’s 20th anniversary season, The Keegan Theatre’s riveting Parade is a production that should not be missed.”

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DC Metro Theater Arts Review

“The Keegan Theatre’s current production of Parade is a wholly transformative piece of theater that made me not only forgot myself but my surroundings. I don’t like to throw the word flawless around but this production was exactly that. “

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Broadway World Review

“Co-directed with precision by Christina A. Coakley and Susan Marie Rhea, Keegan’s PARADE keeps the staging simple and imaginative, cutting away clutter and using only the barest of props and scenic elements to help the story unfold.”

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Leo Frank Michael Innocenti
Lucille Frank Eleanor J. Todd
Jim Conley Malcolm Lee
Mary Phagan Cassie Cope
Frankie Epps Ricky Drummond
Hugh Dorsey James Finley
Governor John Slaton Timothy Hayes Lynch
Tom Watson Chad Wheeler
Judge Roan / Old Soldier Chris Gillespie
Mrs. Phagan Ava Silva
Britt Craig / Young Soldier Harrison Smith
Minola (“Minnie”) McKnight / Angela Ashley K. Nicholas
Newt Lee Patrick M. Doneghy
Luther Rosser John Loughney
Riley Carl Williams
Iola Stover Molly Janiga
Monteen Hillary Thelin
Essie Retta Laumann
Sally Slaton Jennifer Lyons Pagnard
Townswoman Caroline Wolfson

Swings/Understudies: John Loughney (Leo), Caroline Wolfson (Lucille), Carl Williams (Jim), Retta Laumann (Mary), Brice Guerriere (Frankie / Britt), Wyn Delano (Dorsey / Rosser / Watson), Jennifer Lyons Pagnard (Mrs. Phagan), Tokia Carter (Minnie / Angela), Malcolm Lee (Newt / Riley), Ashby Florence (Monteen / Iola / Essie), Ava Silva (Sally)

Production Team

Directors Susan Marie Rhea & Christina A. Coakley
Music Director Jake Null
Choreographer Rachel Leigh Dolan
Stage Manager Nikki Hoffpauir
Assistant Stage Managers Jenny Rubin & Karinn Cologne
Scenic Designer Matthew J. Keenan
Lighting Designer 
Colin Dieck
Hair and Make Up Designer 
Craig Miller
Set Dressing and Properties Designers
 Gadgetgrlz, Deb Crerie & Kay Rzasa
Properties and Set Dressing Assistant Katrina Wiskup
Costume Designer Sydney Moore
Costume & Hair Assistant Shannon Marie Sheridan
Sound Designer Gordon Nimmo-Smith
Sound Engineer William Wacker
Dramaturg Lauren Miller
Photography Cameron Whitman