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

co-book writer, Bob Martin

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.

A Few Good Men


Aaron Sorkin’s play A Few Good Men is a military courtroom drama that invites us to ponder the role of justice in a realm where rank means right. But not seeing much to ponder there, I left the Keegan Theatre thinking about codes: is it possible that everybody follows one, or several? Even people who […]

TrueTheatergoer hands out $15,000 in prizes


TrueTheatergoer has announced the winning theatre companies in its annual reader-driven competition: Keegan Theatre received the second prize of $5,000 and Quotidian Theatre received the top prize of $10,000. The prize money is awarded at the end of the season to the theatre companies whose audiences contributed the most reviews to TrueTheatergoer.

Rabbit Hole


Grieving the sudden death of a cherished person is a most personal process, not bound to an expiration date or applied formula. The passage from shock to acceptance is a campaign for control over pain and a rationalization of the unfathomable.

“We own this building!” Keegan officially buys Church Street Theatre and announces its next season


Mark Rhea was rehearsing an emotional moment in Rabbit Hole – a difficult, heartbreaking play and next on the Keegan agenda – with his real-life wife, Susan. “It was this high-tension scene,” Rhea explained later. “I was in it with my wonderful wife, and suddenly I thought – we own this building!”

Keegan extends The Full Monty to June 8


Good news for all of you who don’t yet have tickets to see Keegan Theatre’s production of  The Fully Monty. Thanks to the enthusiasm in the press – Susan Galbraith calls it “unapologetically a crowd pleaser” –  and at the box office, Keegan has extended the raucus musical an extra week, now planning to close […]

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