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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.

The Fall  
Studio Theatre The Fall
 
As the statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes was dismantled at the University of Cape Town, seven students wrote The Fall, charting their experiences as activists who brought down a statue and then grappled with decolonizing what was left standing in its wake: the legacies of race, class, gender, history, and power 24 years after the official end of Apartheid. Political and deeply personal, vibrating with song, dance, and the energy of youth, The Fall comes to DC with the urgency of history being told as it's created, resonating with America's debates about falling monuments, rising tuition, and "appropriate" ways to fight for long-promised equality.

Washington Post- Highly Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended

 
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Ain't Misbehavin'  
Toby's Dinner Theatre - Columbia Ain't Misbehavin'
 
Toby's joint will be jumpin' with Ain't Misbehavin', one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time and a Tony Award winner for Best Musical. The inimitable Thomas "Fats" Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club with his infectious swing music. Ain't Misbehavin' evokes the delightful humor and powerful energy of this 'American original' with music made famous from uptown clubs to Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood!

DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
Theatre Bloom- Recommended

 
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The Comedy of Errors  
Shakespeare Theatre Company at Lansburgh Theatre The Comedy of Errors
 
Leave logic behind and delight in the confusion of Shakespeare's beloved comedy, where servants misplace their masters, wives overlook their husbands, and sons forget their fathers. The blunders double, triple and cube until chaos reigns-and everyone is pretty sure that everyone else is completely insane.

Washington Post- Recommended
Metro Weekly- Highly Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended

 
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Sleepy Hollow  
Synetic Theater Sleepy Hollow
 
Join Synetic Theater as they tell the tale of Ichabod Crane and his hapless attempt to win the heart and hand of his beloved in this American classic ghost story. Synetic Theater’s adaptation pulls together all the elements that made Synetic famous: Gothic horror, iconic characters and imagery, an emphasis on surreal, wordless storytelling that transcends spoken language.

Washington Post- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended

 

 
Born Yesterday  
Ford's Theatre Born Yesterday
 
In this sharp-edged satire, opportunistic tycoon Harry Brock arrives in Washington with his naive girlfriend, Billie Dawn, to game the political system. With the help of an idealistic reporter, Billie wisens up and fights back to end the corruption. Aaron Posner (Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Edward Gero (Hello, Dolly!, A Christmas Carol) and Kimberly Gilbert (Jefferson's Garden, The Laramie Project) in this 1940s screwball comedy that shows truth and justice can win the day. See Born Yesterday in Washington DC at Ford's Theatre.

Metro Weekly- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended

 
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Blueberries for Sal  
Adventure Theatre MTC Blueberries for Sal
 
Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother are picking delicious blueberries to can for the long winter months ahead to make delicious desserts. On the other side of Maine's Blueberry Hill, a mama bear and baby bear are filling up for the long hybernation. But somehow Sal and a baby bear have a mixed up adventure and lose their mothers!

BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended

 
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How I Learned to Drive  
Round House Theatre How I Learned to Drive
 
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Paula Vogel's How I Learned To Drive explores the complex relationship between a young woman and an older man as a series of driving lessons progresses from innocence to something much more dark and troubling. Told with surprising wit, this acclaimed play is an often-funny, surprising and ultimately devastating tale of survival that's all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo era. Through wildly absurd, unexpected and disturbing turns of events, Li'l Bit comes to terms with her past and her relationships as these events shape her womanhood and her understanding of the world. Don't miss this powerful play, which features Amber Paige McGinnis in her Round House Theatre directorial debut, when it takes the stage.

Washington Post- Highly Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Recommended

 
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Aida  
Constellation Theatre Company at Source Aida
 
With soaring ballads and exhilarating dance numbers, Aida leaves audiences moved and inspired by the power of love to transcend politics, war, and even death. Brilliantly brought to life by the renowned songwriting team of Elton John and Tim Rice (The Lion King), this legendary musical chronicles a star-crossed love triangle amongst Aida, a Nubian princess kidnapped from her country; Radames, the Egyptian captain who enslaved her people; and his fiancee Princess Amneris. As attractions intensify, Aida must choose between her heart's desire and her responsibility to lead her nation to freedom. Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, Aida is filled with passionate storytelling, exuberant dancing and world-class staging and singing. See the classic tale of forbidden love when Constellation Theatre Company brings it to the stage of Source in Washington, D.C.

BroadwayWorld- Somewhat Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
Theatre Bloom- Highly Recommended

 
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New Guidelines for Peaceful Times  
Spooky Action Theater New Guidelines for Peaceful Times
 
A high-stakes confrontation between a troubled Brazilian immigration official and a WWII European refugee.

BroadwayWorld- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended

 

 
Heisenberg  
Signature Theatre Heisenberg
 
A chance encounter at a London train stop changes the course of life for two people in this hit Broadway play by Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). After mistaking him for someone else, Georgie finds herself improbably drawn to the much older Alex. Their instant connection ignites a tender, funny and intimate journey in an electric new play directed by Joe Calarco.

Washington Post- Recommended
Metro Weekly- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Somewhat Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Somewhat Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended
Theatre Bloom- Highly Recommended

 

 
Labour of Love  
Olney Theatre Center Labour of Love
 
The winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Labour of Love is a delightfully clever mashup of the political gamesmanship of The West Wing with a war of the sexes that feels straight out of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Set in a member of Parliament's district office, this wildly witty comedy is about the ups and downs of left-wing British politics over the past 25 years.

Washington Post- Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended

 
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Summerland  
Washington Stage Guild at Undercroft Theatre Summerland
 
Summerland by Arlitia Jones tells the mysterious tale of William H. Mumler, a spirit photographer with a talent for capturing haunting images from the world beyond the veil. The Civil War has ended, and a grieving nation turns to spiritualism to contact the dead. Mumler sees his business boom as mourners, including a very famous one, flock to his studio. A city official makes it his mission to prove it's a fraud, but finds that harder than he hoped. Based on a true story, this area premiere of Summerland can be enjoyed at the Undercroft Theatre in Washington, DC.

Washington Post- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Somewhat Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended

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