The Best Man

Mark A. Rhea

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

Matthew Keenan and Robert Leembruggen (Photo: Cameron Whitman)

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

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.

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