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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Keegan delivers the goods in The Full Monty

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“Can you dance? Can you sing? Well, whad’ya got?” In Keegan Theatre’s version, it’s the short balding guy who shows the folk at the audition, upstage, mind you, what God has given him. At which point, the men eye him with a mixture of awe and envy and the fast-talking accompanist Jeanette goes speechless and […]

Keegan’s A Behanding in Spokane, one of the season’s best comedies

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A one-handed man on a cross-country odyssey to find his missing hand, waits in a squalid hotel room for two equally squalid visitors. Then, the story turns odd. Not to mention violent, shocking, and most of all, darkly comic in Irish playwright Martin McDonough’s latest work, A Behanding in Spokane, now making its area premiere in an […]

Cabaret

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Tuesday,  temperatures in Washington rose unseasonably high, and that night The Keegan Theatre fairly sizzled with one of the hottest interpretations – and darkest — of the musical Cabaret audiences are likely to see.

Keegan Theatre will have the next new theatre in DC

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After watching a performance of American Buffalo in Chicago about 8 years ago, as we exited into the lobby, we saw a series of overhanging tickets suggesting ways we, the audience, could contribute to the company. Those tickets read, as I remember, ”$15 – a case of toilet paper; $40 – copier paper for a  month; […]

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