These are the plays that won’t let go. They are there as I drift off to sleep, or, unbidden, come to me during the day. This happens more often now, as work here slows to a close. You probably have your list of best plays and performances. This is not that list. These seem to […]
Review: The Magical Piñata
The Magical Piñata at Keegan Theatre is a fun-filled romp that fits the holiday season with lessons for all to treasure and enjoy. Karen Zacarías presents an incredibly rich story with text and lyrics set to playful music by Deborah Wicks LaPuma. When Danie Rodgriguez as a kid in the opening sequence complains about not […]
The Magic Tree at Keegan Theatre (review)
The Magic Tree sounds like the title of a children’s play, but consider that the first of several times that Irish playwright Ursula Rani Sarma plays with the audience’s expectations. Some of the initial twists are captivating in this gloomy drama making its American premiere as part of the Women’s Voice’s Theater Festival. Yet despite […]
UpClose: Ursula Rani Sarma, Women’s Voices Theater Festival
Ursula Rani Sarma’s new play, The Magic Tree, premieres at Keegan Theatre October 10, 2015. She is an award-winning playwright who has been Writer in Residence for the National Theatre Studio London, Paines Plough Theatre Company London and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Centre.
Dogfight at Keegan Theatre (review)
It pains me to write this review of Dogfight at the Keegan Theatre. I’ve been a Keegan patron for years and was happy to experience its newly renovated space for the first time (it debuted in June), a fine accomplishment in this scrappy little theater’s trajectory.
Cast of Hair sings for the Washington Nationals crowd
“I feel like it’s one of the greatest achievements of our career. I feel more proud than I’ve ever felt of anything,” Susan Marie Rhea, co-director of Keegan Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Hair, told Metro Weekly. Unless you’re already a lucky ticket holder, there’s no chance of hearing the ensemble perform Hair, as the […]
Keegan Theatre will have the next new theatre in DC
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; […]
Streetcar Named Desire at Keegan Theatre
James Lee Burke wrote: “New Orleans isn’t a city. It’s a Petrarchan sonnet. There’s no other place on the planet like it. I think it was sawed loose from South America and blown by trade winds across the Caribbean until it affixed itself to the southern rim of the United States. Every antithetical element in […]
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