Posts Tagged:Mark A. Rhea

PRESS RELEASE: Five More Years in Dupont, 2011-2012 Plans

May 10, 2011—Keegan THeatre announced today that the company has signed a lease renewal to extend its residency at Church Street Theater through 2017. “We are thrilled to be making this announcement,” says Rhea.

Keegan is extremely proud to be Dupont Circle’s professional theater company, and honored that audiences have supported our work here so enthusiastically. Signing a lease for five more years is an honor and an extremely fulfilling milestone for us.”

Final planning is underway for Keegan’s 2011-2012 season, the company’s fifteenth. Keegan will open its season with Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, which the company is taking to Ireland in September on its annual international tour.

NATIONAL PASTIME a “Must-See” on Broadway-World

“APRIL 2001 Must-Sees: FROM APRIL 9TH TO MAY 15TH, NATIONAL PASTIME, AT KEEGAN THEATRE AT CHURCH STREET THEATER, IN WASHINGTON, DC. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing a World Premiere Musical … It’s co-directed by Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea, who brought us Keegan’s Helen Hayes Award-winning production of Rent, and musical directed by Jake Null … The talented cast includes so many of my favoroite DC-area actors…”

PRESS RELEASE: National Pastime

On Saturday, April 9, The Keegan Theatre opens NATIONAL PASTIME, a world premiere musical comedy written by Tony Sportiello (book) and Al Tapper (music and lyrics). A reading of NATIONAL PASTIME took place at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in New York in May 2010. Producers from Chicago and New York are joining forces with the Keegan Theater for this limited five-week engagement prior to its moving onward.

Washington City Paper: THE WEIR

Set in one location in real time, The Weir is the kind of interior, Irish-to-its-chilly-bones piece at which Keegan Theatre excels.” Under the direction of Mark A. Rhea, the cast all scale their performances appropriately. The comfort and the contempt arising from their lives of small-town proximity registers. As Jack, Kevin Adams seems to resent

Washington Post: THE WEIR

“Magnetic Ghost stories: Keegan Theatre’s production of THE WEIR hooks the playgoer with its subtle and provocative writing … Subtle, magnetic …McPherson is expert at unsettled equilibrium, and this production gets that … the audience is transfixed”

Review Round-Up: The Weir

The Washington Post “Subtle but magnetic … the audience is transfixed as the characters, one at a time, sink into long, spellbinding speeches recounting eerie, inexplicable events … Rhea and the actors do know how to use stillness to advantage … As a piece of dramatic writing, “The Weir” is exquisite – gripping and deeply

DC Theatre Scene: THE WEIR

The Keegan Theatre’s production carries on the play’s award-winning tradition, dropping its incredibly-talented cast into a cozy, intimate rural Irish pub and letting the players take it from there …
“The Weir” is art, entertainment, and a spiritual quest all rolled up into one deceptively simple bundle …”.

Helen Hayes Recommends: The Weir

Keegan Theatre’s production of Conor McPherson’s THE WEIR has received a recommendation from the Helen Hayes awards. by Conor McPherson Directed by Mark A. Rhea FEBRUARY 12 – MARCH 13, 2011 Featuring Kevin Adams, David Jourdan, Susan Marie Rhea, Mick Tinder, and Jon Townson On a chilly night in a cozy Irish pub, four friends and one



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