DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #4: Best Plays in Professional Theaters

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s honorees for Best Plays in Professional Theaters in 2015:

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A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas at Olney Theatre Center.

A Conversation With the Man Who Killed My Son at Dynamic Wellness.

A Man for All Seasons at NextStop Theatre Company.

A Very Pointless Holiday Spectacular at Pointless Theatre Company.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes at Aquila Theatre at Hylton Performing Arts Center.

After the Revolution at Centerstage

Akeelah and the Bee at Arena Stage.

Alice in Wonderland at Synetic Theater.

All My Sons at Peace Mountain Theatre Company.

Animal at The Studio Theatre.

The Apple Family Cycle: ‘Sorry’ at The Studio Theatre.

As You Like It at Annapolis Shakespeare Company.

As You Like It by Baltimore Shakespeare Factory.

As You Like It at Synetic Theater.

Bad Jews at The Studio Theatre.

The Baltimore Waltz at Rep Stage.

The Benefactor at StillPointe Theatre Initiative.

Bhavi the Avenger at Convergence Theatre.

Blithe Spirit at Everyman Theatre.

Blithe Spirit at The National Theatre.

Bootleg Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Taffety Punk Theatre Company.

Bug at SeeNoSun OnStage.

Doctor Caligari at Pointless Theatre Company.

Capers at Forum Theatre.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at The Keegan Theatre.

Chimerica at The Studio Theatre.

Choir Boy at The Studio Theatre.

Closet Land at Factory 449.

ColorBlind: The Katrina Monologues at The Anacostia Playhouse.

The Comedy of Errors at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged! Revised!) at Off the Quill.

The Cripple of Inishmaan at Scena Theatre.

The Dealer of Ballynafeigh at The Keegan Theatre.

Deathtrap At NextStop Theatre Company.

Destiny of Desire at Arena Stage.

Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea at Theater Alliance.

Don’t Die in the Dark at Studio 1469.

Doubt at 1st Stage.

dry bones rising at Venus Theatre Company.

Dunsinane at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Educating Rita at Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions.

Fences at Everyman Theatre.

Flying V Fights: Heroes & Monsters at Flying V Theatre.

 Fools at Parlor Room Theater.

Foresaken Angels at Wolf Pack Theatre Company.

Fortune’s Child at Baltimore Theatre Project.

Friendship Betrayed at WSC Avant Bard.

George is Dead at The Klunch.

God Don’ Like Ugly at Venus Theatre Company.

The Good Counselor at 1st Stage.

The Gospel of Lovingkindness at Mosaic Theater Company of DC.

Harvey at 1st Stage.

Hay Fever at Olney Theatre Center.

Henri IV Parts 1 and 2: The Re-Gendered Henry IV Repertory at Brave Spirits Theatre.

Holiday Memories at WSC Avant Bard.

The Importance of Being Earnest at Scena Theatre.

Impossible! A Happenstance Circus at Happenstance Theater/Round House Theatre.

In Praise of Love at Washington Stage Guild.

Ironbound at Round House Theatre.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at Washington Stage Guild.

Julius Caesar at Folger Theatre.

Jumpers for Goalposts at The Studio Theatre.

Last of the Whyos at Spooky Action Theater.

Let Them Eat Chaos at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Leto Legend at Hub Theatre.

The Letters at MetroStage.

Life Sucks (Or the Present Ridiculous) at Theater J.

Lights Rise on Grace at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore at NextStop Theatre Company.

The Magic Tree at The Keegan Theatre.

The Margins at Molotov Theatre Group by John Stoltenberg.

Mariela in the Desert at GALA Hispanic Theatre.

Mary Stuart at The Folger Theatre.

Maytag Virgin at Quotidian Theatre Company.

Metromaniacs at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Much Ado About Nothing at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.

The Night Alive at Round House Theatre.

Night Falls on the Blue Planet at Theater Alliance.

No Exit at Nu Sass.

Now Comes the Night at 1st Stage

Occupied Territories at Theater Alliance.

Old Wicked Songs at 1st Stage.

On Approval at Washington Stage Guild.

One in the Chamber at The Mead Theatre Lab.

One Man Two Guvnors at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre.

The Oregon Trail at Flying V Theatre.

The Originalist at Arena Stage.

Othello at WSC Avant Bard.

Other Desert Cities at The Highwood Theatre.

Our Town at Faction of Fools.

Outside Mullingar at Everyman Theatre.

Pericles at Folger Theatre.

The Pillowman at 4615 Theater Company.

The Pretties at Glass Mind Theatre.

The Price at Olney Theatre Center.

Pride and Prejudice at Centerstage.

Princess Margaret at The Thelma Theatre.

Queens Girl in the World at Theater J.

Rapture, Blister, Burn at Round House Theatre.

References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot at Single Carrot Theatre.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at Folger Theatre.

Salomé at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

7 Layers Captive at DC Black Theatre Festival and The Kennedy Center.

SFW at Round House Theatre Company.

The Shipment at Forum Theatre.

Solomon and Marion at Anacostia Playhouse.

Smartphones–a pocket-size farce at Ambassador Theater.

Sons of the Prophet at Theater J.

Stage Kiss at Round House Theatre.

Sunset Baby at Rep Stage.

The T Party at Forum Theatre.

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife at Theater J.

The Taming of the Shrew at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory.

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind by the Neo-Futurist at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

The Trap at Ambassador Theater.

Trish Tinkler Gets Saved at Unexpected Stage Company.

Twelfth Night at 4615 Theater Company.

Twelve Angry Men at The American Century Theater.

Tyger at banished? Productions at Mead Theatre Lab.

The Typographer’s Dream at The Hub Theatre.

Unexplored Interior (This Is Rwanda: The Beginning and End of the Earth) at Mosaic Theater of DC.

Uprising at MetroStage.

The Whale at Rep Stage.

Winners and Losers at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

 The Word and the Wasteland at The Source Festival.  

World Builders at Forum Theatre.

Year of the Rooster at Single Carrot Theatre.

Yerma at GALA Hispanic Theatre.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #1: Special Awards.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #2: Best Musicals in Professional Theatres.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #3: Best Musicals in Community Theatres.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #4: Best Plays in Professional Theaters

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #5: Best Plays in Community Theatres.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #6: Best Children’s/Family Productions.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #7: Best Performances in a Play in Community Theatres.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #8: Best Performances in a Play in Professional Theatres.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #9: Best Performances in a Musical in Community Theatres.

DCMetroTheaterArts: Best of 2015 #10: Best Performances in a Musical in Professional Theatres and Special Awards.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #11: New York’s Ten Best of 2015 by Richard Seff.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #12: ‘Memorable Dance in Baltimore and Beyond’ by Carolyn Kelemen.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #13 in Theater in The Philadelphia Area.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #14: Dance Performances.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 Honors Begins Tomorrow-A Look Back at the 2014 Honorees.

DCMetroTheaterArts writers were permitted to honor productions that they saw and we did not review.



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