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.
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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; […]
Strange that a play with the credentials of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons is not produced nearly as often as some of its much better known “contemporaries.” It won the New York Drama Circle Critic’s Award in 1947 beating out O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh and received Tony Awards for best author and best director (Elia […]
The Keegan Theatre’s A Couple of Blaguards is an oasis of madcap, guilt-free fun in the midst of a DC fall season that usually emphasizes high-seriousness or more substantial fare. The Keegan’s revival of this oddball piece, penned by the Irish brothers McCourt as a comic entertainment in the early 1990s, became a hit in […]