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Reviews August 12, 2016    ,,,,,,

Wall Street Journal: The Lonesome West

This production, directed by Mark A. Rhea, the Keegan’s founder, leaves nothing whatsoever to be desired. It’s serious when it needs to be and funny the rest of the time, and the members of the cast make music out of Mr. McDonagh’s raucous dialogue. This staging was as convincing as anything I’ve seen at New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre.

Reviews August 10, 2016    ,,,,,

The Washington Post: The Lonesome West

Never underestimate the power of tonal contrast. Much of Martin McDonagh’s black comedy “The Lonesome West” depicts the simmering hostility between two Irish brothers: Coleman and Valene Connor have long indulged in outrages that include threats, blackmail, violent brawling, streams of profanity and the malicious mistreatment of potato chips. It’s misbehavior rendered amusingly in the Keegan Theatre’s lively staging of the play.

Martin McDonagh’s The Lonesome West Opens August 6

The Keegan Theatre closes out its record-breaking 19th season with Martin McDonagh’s brutally funny dark comedy, THE LONESOME WEST. Set in the tiny Irish backwater of Leenane, warring brothers Valene and Coleman live to torment each other, baiting and brawling over every petty grievance, from would-be girlfriends to cheap potato chips. Only Father Welsh, the local parish priest, will try to save them before their sibling rivalry explodes into a hilarious and brutal finish.

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 Metro Theater Arts: The Magic Tree

“Directors Matthew J. Keenan and Colin Smith have done a superb job with the script. The acting is exceptionally good, and the staging exciting and unpredictable … It is an excellent production.”

DC Metro Theater Arts: An Irish Carol

Last night, The Keegan Theatre’s fourth annual production of An Irish Carol met a full house ready to experience the play’s impressive reputation … “An Irish Carol” was a joy from start to finish.

DC Theatre Scene: An Irish Carol & Construction Update

Keegan Theatre’s Church Street home may be still under construction but the show must go on. The show is Keegan’s annual seasonal offering An Irish Carol. Thanks to a generous partnership, Keegan can present the show at Theater J with the proceeds going to their ongoing capital campaign. Written by Dublin native and Keegan company



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