Posts Tagged:DC Theatre Scene

DC Theatre Scene: LINCOLNESQUE

Lincolnesque is a look back at a man and a time and a look at the here and now, when the high-minded words and ethics—integrity, honor— of the 16th President are seen as an innovative take on politicking. The script is funny, full of long runs of dialogue barbed with truths that catch your breath and make

DC Theatre Scene: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

From Kurt Boehm’s direction and nuanced yet sure performances of the leads to Michael Innocenti’s evocative gorgeous lighting and Patrick Lord’s projections, Keegan Theatre’s The Bridges of Madison County injects spine and humor into a sentimental journey and brings the heartland to life. Having just returned from a family reunion in the Midwest – well, not Iowa

DC Theatre Scene: CHICAGO

“Razzle dazzle ‘em!” Silver-tongue shyster lawyer Billy Flynn melodically opines that if you do that, you’ll have an audience eating out of your hand. If you can snag a ticket to the Keegan Theatre’s new production of Chicago, prepared to be razzled, dazzled and blown away. As is fitting for a musical set in the turbulent 1920s

DC Theatre Scene: UNNECESSARY FARCE

The performers make the most of it. The characters who are supposed to engage our sympathy — [Noah] Schaefer as Eric and [Jenna] Lawrence as Billie — eventually do so, notwithstanding that their characters appear to have the IQs of toasters. (Lawrence does an outstanding bit where she rapidly translates the hit man’s incomprehensible Scottish

DC Theatre Scene: AN IRISH CAROL

An Irish Carol does a fine job capturing the spirit and message of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale in an evening spent in an Irish pub. No small feat. The play, courtesy of author Matthew J. Keenan, is not a direct retelling of A Christmas Carol (and that’s a good thing, as the stage has no shortage of

DC Theatre Scene: TOP GIRLS

A look back at the past that contains a look back at the distant past, Top Girls comes across as almost more of a recently-written period play than the 1982 piece that it is. That is a credit to playwright Caryl Churchill’s balanced eye, which captures the tone of the era in which she wrote it without

DC Theatre Scene: Picasso at the Lapin Agile

One of the many pleasures of Picasso at the Lapine Agile, now playing at the charmingly cozy Keegan Theatre in Dupont Circle, is allowing us a glimpse into the earlier years of two true geniuses – Pablo Picasso (Matthew Keenan) and Albert Einstein (Bradley Foster Smith). Both men are depicted whittling away an evening in a sleepy Paris bar circa 1903, where they regale a Greek chorus of regulars with their outsized ambitions and grandiose plans for defining the contours of the 20th century.

DC Theatre Scene: An Irish Carol

Matthew J. Keenan’s new play, An Irish Carol just opened at Keegan Theatre, has a gritty realism that is unmatched among the holiday fare now playing in the DC area; it’s as bracing as a shot of Bushmills… (Kevin Adams), the middle-aged owner of an Irish pub, is a bitter, ill-tempered man who has managed to

DC Theatre Scene: THE CRUCIBLE

Director Susan Marie Rhea is quite commendable … she chooses to let the cast do the work and draws the best performance she can. You will find visual and dramatic beauty in this production … Rhea’s placement and the performances of her actors make for visuals that look like they were painted by a 1960’s

DC Theatre Scene: Steel Magnolias

Even if you know the story, saw the movie or an earlier production of Steel Magnolias, this iteration warrants a return visit, because it’s likely you haven’t seen an actual mother and daughter in the roles. The casting adds a special charm and poignancy to the script, and it doesn’t hurt that both actresses are



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