“Dogfight” is a play at the newly renovated Keegan Theatre, located at 1742 Church St. NW in D.C. It’s a musical, set in San Francisco in 1963 and 1967, where three Marines are about to deploy to Viet Nam. The night before they are to leave, they decide to play a game called, “Dogfight.” Suffice it to say, the game involves each guy seeking out the most unattractive date. The play is thought-provoking and beautifully set to music. The Marines are acted superbly by Tiziano D. Affuso, Harrison Smith and David Bernstein. The female lead, Rose, is played so effectively by Isabelle Smilkinson. The entire “Dogfight” cast is outstanding. This is a play that is emotionally compelling and I suspect, relatable to many in the audience. Great direction by Christina Coakley and Michael Innocenti and musical direction by Jake Null. “Dogfight” runs through Sept. 20. For more information and tickets, call 703-892-0202 and check the website at www.keegantheatre.com.
Rich Massabny is a theatre, arts, & food critic in the nation's capital. He has been quoted in the Washington Post and Washington Times. One of the most visible cable television personalities in the Washington, D.C. area, his celebrity chefs on cooking shows, his weekly reviews and his hour long talk show, reach over 1,000,000 homes.