Hair

Flower power is in full bloom at the Keegan Theatre and it’s pretty damn groovy. Keegan Theatre on Church Street NW has been transformed into a hippie’s paradise, like a found loft in the East Village, appointed with mismatched furniture, rope swings, and cozy grottos where love is love and love-making is always a possibility.

Hair at Keegan – Exclusive rehearsal photos

I was lucky enough to sit in on the first few hours of tech for Keegan Theatre’s upcoming production of Hair. For any show, the first day of tech is a giant leap: The work lights are turned off, the stage lights are turned on. The cast gets a first taste of what it is […]

The Best Man

With midterm elections still months away and the 2016 presidential tilt lurking in the distance, it’s a perfect time to step back and consider the bloodsport that is the American political campaign. In its bracing production of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Keegan Theatre has staged an all-too-real political clash between between two polar opposites […]

An Irish Carol

The fine actor Matthew J. Keenan recontextualizes Dickens’ Christmas Carol in this play, and his company, Keegan Theatre, is producing it for the third consecutive year. Keenan, a native of Ireland who has no other playwriting credits, has written an honest piece of work, which takes no shortcuts in its effort to achieve an authentic […]

a haunting Woman in Black

Theatre is a form of therapy and horror is a form of release – taking us to the outer unexplored edges of our minds. Terror and theatre can unleash internal beasts we’d like to ignore. But ignore them and suffer the consequences.

The Sunshine Boys

Comedy is a lot like music, constantly evolving according to tastes, culture, and age.  Ask your grandmother who the best comedian around is; it’s doubtful she’ll respond with “Aziz Ansari” or “Louis C. K.”  (If your grandmother would indeed respond in such a way, congratulations on having the hippest grandmother.) But while tastes may change, […]

Theatre too expensive? Ask a sports fan

Many of us crave the excitement and immediacy that comes from a really memorable live experience. Sports fans dream of making the pilgrimage to a World Series game, an NBA final series, a Stanley Cup game, a championship boxing match, or most hallowed of all, football’s Super Bowl. While I actually do love seeing talented […]

Sorkin’s military drama, A Few Good Men, gets an extended run

Keegan Theatre Company announced that, due to box office demand, they have extended the run of Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men for an additional week. The Jeremy Skidmore directed drama onstage at the Keegan Theatre is now set to close September 14th. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. […]

The results are in: Audiences choose their favorite shows and performers

In a month-long balloting for the 2013 Audience Choice Awards, where a total of 1,270 votes were recorded in 2 rounds of voting, Washington-area audiences spoke clearly about their choices. In the Musical categories, Cabaret at Keegan Theatre finished 6.5% ahead of MetroStage’s production of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris […]

Let’s play Fantasy Producer – plays we’d like to see in a new season

It’s August, so many people are gearing up to play fantasy football.  For me, this is the time of the year when I like to play Fantasy Producer.  While the 2012-13 theatre season has come to an end and the 2013-14 season is just starting, I’m already looking ahead to 2014-2015 possibilities.

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