DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #4: Best Plays in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s honorees for Best Plays in Professional Theaters in 2016. Congrats to all our honorees!

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

A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre.

A Delicate Balance at Peace Mountain Theatre Company.

A Few Good Men at Off the Quill.

All The Way at Arena Stage.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches: a joint Production of Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center.

Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika: a joint Production of Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center.

Anne of the Thousand Days at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.

An Octoroon at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

 A Streetcar Named Desire at Everyman Theatre.

As You Like It at Center Stage.

A Very Pointless Holiday Spectacular at Pointless Theatre Company.

Be Awesome: A Theatrical Mixtape of the 90s at Flying V.

Blackberry Winter at Forum Theatre.

Broadway Bound at 1st Stage.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Round House Theatre.

Chronicle of a Death Foretold at GALA Hispanic Theatre.

Cloud Nine at The Studio Theatre.

Collective Rage: A Play in Five Boops at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Dante’s Inferno at Synetic Theatre.

Diary of Anne Frank at Olney Theatre Center.

 Detroit ‘67 at Center Stage.

Dial ‘M’ for Murder at Olney Theatre Center.

Diary of Anne Frank at Olney Theatre Center.

Disgraced at Arena Stage.

Driving Miss Daisy at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts.

Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) at Round House Theatre.

Fully Committed at MetroStage.

Fur at Venus Theatre Company.

Garbage Kids at Venus Theatre Company.

Girl in the Red Corner at The Welders.

Going to a Place Where You Already Are at Theater Alliance.

Hamlet at Cohesion Theatre.

Hand to God at The Studio Theatre.

Happy Hour at Spooky Action Theater.

Hedda Gabler at The Studio Theatre.

Hugo Ball: a Dada puppet AdveNTuRe!!/?1!!?? at Pointless Theatre Company.

I Shall Not Hate at Mosaic Theater Company.

King Ubu at Pointless Theatre Company.

Kiss at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

 Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Center Stage.

Lobby Hero at 1st Stage.

Marjorie Prime at Olney Theatre Center.

Matt & Ben at Flying V.

Milk Like Sugar at Mosaic Theater Company of DC.

Moby Dick at Arena Stage.

MotherStruck at The Studio Theatre.

 Neverwhere at Cohesion Theatre.

1984 at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Othello at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.

Othello at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Proof at 1st Stage.

Rameau’s Nephew at Spooky Action Theater.

Riot at The Highwood Theatre.

Rock the Line at Venus Theatre Company.

Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Sleeping Beauty at Synetic Theater.

Straight White Men at The Studio Theatre.

Tame. at WSC Avant Bard.

The City of Conversation at Arena Stage.

The Critic at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

The Flick at Signature Theatre.

The Gulf at Signature Theatre.

The Lady With the Little Dog at Quotidian Theatre Company.

The Man in the Iron Mask at Synetic Theater.

The Nether at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

The Night Alive at Quotidian Theatre Company.

The Pillowman at Forum Theatre.

The Roommate at Everyman Theatre.

The Sisters Rosensweig at Theater J.

The Tempest at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

The Turn of the Screw at Annapolis Shakespeare Company.

The Year of Magical Thinking at Arena Stage.

Twelfth Night at Annapolis Shakespeare Company.

When January Feels Like Summer at Mosaic Theater Company.

When the Rain Stops Falling at 1st Stage.

Yellowman at The Anacostia Playhouse.

You, Or Whatever I Can Get at Flying V and National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts.


DCMetroTheaterArts writers were permitted to honor productions and concerts, dance, and operas that they saw and reviewed and productions and concerts and dance performances that they saw but did not review. Every honoree was seen. These are not nominations. There is no voting.

The staff is honoring productions, performances, direction, and design in professional, community, university, high school, and children’s theatres, and are also honoring the same in musical venues. We are honoring work in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Philadelphia, PA, New Jersey, and Delaware.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #5: Best Plays In Community Theaters in DC/MD/VA.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #6: Best Plays in Professional Theaters in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey.


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