Posts Tagged:Rosemary Jenkinson

PRESS RELEASE: A Midsummer Night’s Riot

The Keegan Theatre closes out its 17th season with the world premiere A Midsummer Night’s Riot, reuniting the artistic team of playwright Rosemary Jenkinson, director Abigail Isaac, and Josh Sticklin.

Washington City Paper: Cuchullain

Cuchullain is the third effort by Belfast playwright Rosemary Jenkinson to make its world premiere at Keegan Theatre since 2010, and it reunites actor Josh Sticklin with director Abigail Isaac—the same duo that staged Jenkinson’s Basra Boyat the Keegan 16 months ago.

The Washington Post: Cuchullain

…in Rosemary Jenkinson’s world-premiere play “Cuchullain,” an endearingly impulsive and foul-mouthed modern 19-year-old ingests drugs and alcohol as if he’d worked out a personal immunity deal with mortality.

Helen Hayes Recommends: Cuchullain

The Helen Hayes Awards has recommended Keegan’s production of Cuchullain, now playing through July 1! a world premiere by Rosemary Jenkinson Featuring Joshua Sticklin Directed by Abigail Isaac June 9 – July 1, 2012 From the writer of BASRA BOY and STELLA MORGAN, Irish playwright Rosemary Jenkinson once again brings her unique and potent brand

DC Theatre Scene: Cuchullain

Those fortunate enough to catch Keegan’s world premiere of Jenkinson’s previous play Basra Boy last year will find a close sibling in Cuchullain.

DC Metro Theater Arts: Cuchullain

Leaping about the stage, depicting conversations with one bit character after another, and even staging a fight sequence, Sticklin flawlessly creates not only a compelling, nuanced stage protagonist, but also a fully realized mise-en-scène that complements and illuminates its stoned yet hyper-cognizant anti-hero.

Washington Blade: THE WEIR and BASRA BOY

Basra Boy: “The lithe and limber Sticklin plays the 18-year-old slacker Speedy in this world premiere of a play by Belfast native Rosemary Jenkinson.” The Weir: “Skillfully directed by Keegan’s founding artistic director, Mark A. Rhea, it co-stars his wife, the astonishingly talented Susan Marie Rhea …”

DC Examiner: Basra Boy

This “Basra Boy” succeeds for two reasons: Jenkinson’s ability to write a humorous, poignant but unsentimental play about a close-knit pair of friends and the nostalgia one of those friends feels when the communication between them is lost; and Sticklin’s boundless energy, his ability to sustain convoluted emotions and to shift rapidly from scene to scene and persona to persona, taking the audience on a whirlwind tour of one not-so-bad boy’s life.

Washington Post: BASRA BOY

In a succinct 70 minutes that pulse with slangy lyricism, “Basra Boy” paints a vibrant portrait of an exuberant teenager and his quirky, down-at-heels community. As brought to life by director Abigail Isaac and the appealing performer Josh Sticklin, who portrays multiple characters, it’s a piece that starts as a funny, antic romp and ends asit’s a piece that starts as a funny, antic romp and ends as a touching tribute to friendship and to the process of growing up…

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