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  Theatre In DC Top Rated Plays List - The Highest Rated Shows In The DC Area
The "Theatre In DC Top Rated Play List" is a list of the top rated plays now running in the DC area based on what the current reviews are saying. To see all of the play reviews go to Review Round-Up.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead  
Folger Theatre Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
 
Winner of four Tony Awards, including “Best Play,” ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD thrusts two of Shakespeare’s most incidental characters into the limelight. Courtiers and close compatriots Rosencrantz and Guildenstern find themselves in Elsinore with the dubious task of identifying what afflicts their childhood friend Hamlet. Can this bewildered duo manage to keep their heads as they engage with a ragtag group of bedraggled players, find themselves on the high seas, and are attacked by a band of pirates?

Washington Post- Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended

 

 
Murder Ballad  
The Studio Theatre Murder Ballad
 
Sara’s life is perfect—Upper West Side husband, daughter, and life. But her irresistible past blows back into her life in the form of an old flame, a dangerous passion, and a love triangle headed for ignition. Staged cabaret-style in Stage 4, this sexy twist on an old form puts the audience in the middle of its action. An explosive rock musical from Jonathan Larson award winner Julia Jordan and indie rock singer/songwriter Juliana Nash (Talking to Animals).

Metro Weekly- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Recommended
The Georgetowner- Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended
Magic Time- Highly Recommended

 

 
The Originalist  
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater The Originalist
 
Four-time Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero (Red) returns to Arena Stage as one of America’s most brilliant and polarizing figures: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. When a bright, liberal, Harvard Law School graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. How will their relationship affect one of the most incendiary cases ever to reach the nation’s highest court? From Charles MacArthur Award winner John Strand (Lovers and Executioners) comes this daring new work about passionate people risking heart and soul to defend their version of the truth.

Talkin Broadway- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Recommended
The Georgetowner- Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended

 

 
A Tale of Two Cities  
Synetic Theater A Tale of Two Cities
 
Quacking like a duck, crawling on all fours, bouncing on an exercise ball while humming the theme from The Land Before Time -- adults have been known to go to ridiculous extremes to soothe a crying baby. But in the long and high-strung history of baby pacification, no one has gone out on a farther limb than Jerry in A Tale of Two Cities. A drag queen getting ready for a big gig, Jerry discovers an abandoned baby bawling on his front step. Desperate to calm him down, the natural performer decides to do the obvious thing: Act the entirety of Charles Dickens' sweeping novel of the French Revolution ... playing all the characters himself. An off-Broadway sensation, A Tale of Two Cities now comes to Synetic Theater in an all-new production starring Alex Mills.

Washington Post- Recommended
Metro Weekly- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended

 
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To see the reviews of all plays go to Review Round-Up.