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Reviews November 19, 2019

Washington Post: AIRNESS

In Airness, the axes are invisible but the play is loud It’s a good thing invisible guitars don’t cost real money or the Keegan Theatre would be racking up thousands of dollars in damages each night. In the company’s entertaining presentation of Chelsea Marcantel’s play Airness, co-produced with 1st Stage, characters infuse their competitive air-guitar

Reviews November 19, 2019

DC Theatre Scene: AIRNESS

An air guitar comedy whose wildly talented cast strikes a comedy chord “The whole impetus of air guitar is world peace,” earnestly intones a grown man who goes by the name Golden Thunder right before he goes out on stage in a dingy bar to play a pretend instrument. This one moment, perhaps more than

Reviews November 15, 2019

Broadway World: AIRNESS

Airness by Chelsea Marcantel is in its DC premiere run at Keegan Theatre, co-produced by 1st Stage. The play centers around six characters (D Vicious, The Nina, Golden Thunder, Shreddy Eddy, Facebender, and Cannibal Queen) who devote themselves to entering and performing in air guitar competitions around the nation and the world. Airness is a good

Announcements Press Releases November 15, 2019

Keegan Theatre Announces 2019 Holiday Lineup

Featuring an annual favorite, a play with music for families, and a holiday concert November 15, 2019: The Keegan Theatre announces its lineup for the 2019 holiday season, including its beloved holiday tradition, AN IRISH CAROL, written by Dublin native and Keegan company member Matthew J. Keenan opening on December 12, a Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA production

Reviews November 14, 2019

DC Metro Theater Arts: AIRNESS

In uproarious ‘Airness’ at Keegan Theatre, the rock ‘n’ roll is unreal A show full of thrilling air guitar performances as feel-good as a concert by real rockstars. In the competitive national and international air guitar scene, contestants vie for championships and prizes by pretending to play (or “shred”) imaginary guitars to 60-second tracks from

Reviews November 14, 2019

DCist: AIRNESS

Keegan Theatre’s ‘Airness’ Is A Theatrical Rock Concert Without A Single Instrument Onstage Ten minutes to show time, and Guns N’ Roses was blaring, welcoming the audience to the jungle—er, Keegan Theatre. Followed by Aerosmith. Toss in Def Leppard, some Mountain, and OK, this was clearly going to be a party. Then: The lights dimmed.

Announcements October 15, 2019

The Keegan Theatre Presents Air Guitar Comedy AIRNESS

DC Premiere Opens November 8 October 15, 2019: The Keegan Theatre presents the Washington, DC premiere of Chelsea Marcantel’s new comedy AIRNESS, opening November 8 and running through November 30, 2019 at The Andrew Keegan Theatre in Washington, DC. AIRNESS is directed by Keegan company member Christina A. Coakley and is co-produced with 1st Stage

Reviews October 10, 2019

Washington City Paper: WEST BY GOD

Keegan’s WEST BY GOD Celebrates the Mountain State West By God, which makes its world premiere at the Keegan Theatre, is “a story about home” by Keegan company member Brandon McCoy. The play digs into McCoy’s feelings both about “home” as a concept and his actual home—McCoy was raised in West Virginia, and says in

Press Releases October 8, 2019

The Keegan Theatre Announces 4th Annual Gala

’80s Mystery Event Slated for November 18 October 8, 2019: The Keegan Theatre celebrates its 23rd season with the 4th Annual Gala & Silent Auction on Monday, November 18, starting at 7:00 pm at The Andrew Keegan Theatre in Washington, DC. This fourth annual fundraising gala supports initiatives that continue to keep theatre accessible at

Reviews October 8, 2019

DC Theatre Scene: WEST BY GOD

A love letter to rural life in West Virginia Brandon McCoy admits that he has written a love letter to his home state of West Virginia. McCoy has created a work that is both personal and heartachingly relatable to anyone who has pulled up roots and moved away from home. And yet, his home of


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