** KEEGANS BELOVED HOLIDAY TRADITION ** The original cast returns for AN IRISH CAROLs 10th anniversary production! An original work by Keegan company member Matthew J. Keenan, AN IRISH CAROL is an homage to Dickens classic told as only the Irish can. This comic and touching play, set in a modern Dublin pub, follows one evening in the life of David, a wealthy pub owner who has lost touch with his own humanity in the interest of self-protection and material success. But on this Christmas Eve challenged by a voice from the past, provoked by those in the present, and faced with the reality of a lonely future Davids life may change forever.Trust the Irish to put a bit of grain in the eggnog. AN IRISH CAROL is sweet and cheerfully profane The Washington Post
News About An Irish Carol at Keegan Theatre
BWW Review: AN IRISH CAROL On Demand from Keegan Theatre
December 29, 2020
The original cast of a local favorite returns to animate a long Christmas Eve in a Dublin pub, in a production marred by its indifferent online presentation.
Keegan Theatre Announces AN IRISH CAROL On Demand This Holiday Season
December 08, 2020
The Keegan Theatre has announced the upcoming release of a new filmed version of its beloved holiday play, AN IRISH CAROL by Matthew J. Keenan. The production will be filmed on the Keegan stage in December and will be made available to audiences for on demand rental December 24-31, 2020. Pre-ordering is available now until the official release on December 24 at 12 pm.
Washington Stage Guild Presents BLOOMSDAY By Steven Dietz
January 11, 2020
The Washington Stage Guild continues its season of great writers with the Washington premiere of Bloomsday by Steven Dietz. This delicate, time-bending romance is set in James Joyce's Dublin on June 16th, the date on which Joyce's Ulysses is set. Robert returns to that city 35 years after meeting Caithleen on a walking tour of Joyce's Dublin. He and Cait meet again and revisit their youthful relationship, amid the echoes of Joyce's masterwork, and the missed connections of that earlier time in their lives. Helen Hayes Award winning Kasi Campbell will direct. A post-show discussion will follow the Sunday matinee on February 2nd, James Joyce's birthday.
BOY Comes to The Keegan Theatre
December 20, 2019
The Keegan Theatre kicks off 2020 with the DC premiere of Anna Ziegler's BOY, opening February 7 and running through March 7, 2020, at the Andrew Keegan Theatre in Washington, DC. BOY is directed by Keegan Artistic Director Susan Marie Rhea. The press opening is on Tuesday, February 11 at 8:00pm.
BWW Review: AN IRISH CAROL at Keegan Theatre
December 17, 2019
Keegan Theatre's production of 'An Irish Carol' by Matthew J.Keenan holds all the charm and heart of the original Dickens tale, except this time with a tad more profanity, and booze. A staple tradition of the DC theatre scene, 'An Irish Carol' is in its 9th annual production for Keegan and hasn't lost any bit of vitality or its classic Irish wit.
BWW Review: THE MAGICAL PINATA at Keegan Theatre
December 16, 2019
A great deal is packed into The Magical Piñata. There's a brief explanation of where Mexico's population comes from; a smattering of spoken Spanish and songs in both Spanish and English; pratfalls; a morality tale; and lots of laugher.
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December 02, 2019
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The Keegan Theatre Announces Holiday Lineup
November 15, 2019
The Keegan Theatre announces its lineup for the 2019 holiday season, including its beloved holiday tradition, AN IRISH CAROL, written by Dublin native and Keegan company member Matthew J. Keenan opening on December 12, a Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA production for families, THE MAGICAL PI?'ATA, an original Mexican play with music featuring a book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías and music by Deborah Wicks LaPuma, opening on December 14, and the return of the beloved DC horn-and-percussion band The Harry Bells for a one-night-only holiday concert, Keegan's Greetings.
Keegan Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season
April 29, 2019
The Keegan Theatre is proud to announce our 2019-2020 season, featuring a groundbreaking collection of plays and musicals, including one world premiere, three Washington DC premieres, and our first ever U.S. tour. The season, titled Rising to the Challenge, spotlights characters who face unique challenges - from physical, to emotional, to social - which require them to dig deep within themselves to overcome. Through their courageous journeys of personal examination and excavation, these characters grow in strength, resilience, empathy, and confidence to become champions for themselves and the people they love.
BWW Review: THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER at Keegan Theatre
December 23, 2018
There are many companies presenting Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) shows in and around the DC area. One of the newest is a company that's been around for over twenty years, but has relatively recently branched out into the family entertainment genre.
BWW Review: Keegan Theatre's Holiday Hit AN IRISH CAROL
December 17, 2018
Humbug's my usual reaction when there's yet another variation of 'A Christmas Carol' on local stages this time of year. Can't someone come up with an original idea for a Christmas play?