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Keen Company

410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
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In an age of cynicism and sarcasm, the Keen Company courageously presents “sincere” plays. The company’s mission statement says “We believe that theater is at its most powerful when texts and productions are generous in spirit and provoke identification. Inspired by the works of early 20th century American playwrights, Keen Company demonstrates that an earnest intent can still be sophisticated. We are unafraid of emotional candor, vulnerability, and optimism.”

The company’s acclaimed productions have included Robert Anderson’s Tea and Sympathy and I Never Sang for My Father; Sutton Vane’s Outward Bound; and Theophilus North by Matthew Burnett, based on the novel by Thornton Wilder.

Keen Company Information

  • Public Transportation: Good (convenient to subway lines A, C, and E at 42nd Street/Port Authority; N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3, and 7 at 42nd Street/Times Square; and buses M11, M16, and M42)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Fair (wheelchair seating is located in the Orchestra only)
  • Performances/Programs: Performance schedule is Tuesday–Sunday. Keen Company produces 2-3 shows per season
  • Ticket Prices: Tickets are usually $65
  • Membership/Donations: Friend level donors ($50) receive recognition in show programs; Donor level ($500) and above get two tickets to all of the exclusive opening nights.