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BroadwayWorld: GOD OF CARNAGE

Keegan Theatre’s Feisty GOD OF CARNAGE A child injures another in a playground confrontation. The parents of each meet to discuss. It’s a parenting moment so universal that the familiar premise in Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage was originally written in French and first presented in London. It was a Tony-winner on Broadway a decade ago

DC Metro Theater Arts: GOD OF CARNAGE

Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning God of Carnage is a cautionary tale for modern times. Written in French and translated into English by Christopher Hampton, Reza’s razor-sharp black comedy has resonated with audiences from Europe and the Middle East to Australia. Why the widespread appeal? Perhaps it’s a shared fear that beneath the civilized manners of the upper

DC Theatre Scene: GOD OF CARNAGE

“In the end, we’re all just taller children,” croons Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Ziman on her band, Elizabeth & The Catapult’s, aptly title 2009 song, “Taller Children.” This is the lyric that immediately sprang to mind as I watched Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage unspool in front of me at the Keegan Theatre — a finely designed and executed production

DCMTA Magic Time: GOD OF CARNAGE

The set foreshadows the coming fracas.  There’s a fault line down the middle where this living room seems sliced in two. And something’s out of whack. The halves do not align. Like two stressed tectonic plates beneath the surface predicting a quake any second, Matthew J. Keenan’s astute set design sets us on edge. That’s

BroadwayWorld: HANDS ON A HARDBODY

What is the American dream? Some would say two kids, a house with a white picket fence, and a dog. In the musical Hands on a Hardbody, with book by Doug Wright and music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green paired with lyrics by Green, the American Dream is a “hardbody” or a little red pickup truck at the center of an

DC Theatre Scene: HANDS ON A HARDBODY

Sure, it might not immediately resonate as stereotypical Broadway fodder, but Hands on a Hardbody actually makes a lot of sense as an idea for a musical. The show was based on a documentary of the same name, had a brief Broadway run in 2013 and is known for helping launch the career of “The

Review Round-Up: Steel Magnolias

MD Theater Guide The Keegan Theatre presents Steel Magnolias, a play about love, friendship, sadness, and the strength of women, directed by Mark A. Rhea.  The first thing you notice when you walk into Church Street Theatre is the remarkable set, designed by Trena Weiss-Null…. Costume Designer Erin Nugent smartly depicts every character’s personality through

Review Round-Up: SPELLING BEE

DC THEATRE SCENE “It’s tough being a kid, and the pay is very low. You may have forgotten how it was to bear the sodden weight of your parents’ expectations while coping with the assault of the raging hormones, but book-writer Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn, who composed a witty upbeat score, did not, and

Review Round-Up: NATIONAL PASTIME

The Washington Examiner “Tony Sportiello, who wrote the book for National Pastime at Keegan Theatre, must have had fun coming up with all the silliness that constitutes the musical…National Pastime creates a platform for some excellent actors and singers….Karen is played by Katie McManus, whose vibrant voice carries the musical’s best numbers…Played as a lovable

Keegan named ‘The Best Stage of 2010?

Metro Weekly named Keegan’s production of Dancing at Lughnasa one of the best of 2010: Dancing at Lughnasa, The Keegan Theatre — One of the first e-mails I ever got telling me that, as a critic, I didn’t know what I was talking about was from Keegan. It’s that spirit, so often reserved for defending



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