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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.

Into the Woods  
Ford's Theatre Into the Woods
 
In Stephen Sondheim's imaginative, darkly comical remix of beloved fairy tales, a baker and his wife set out to reverse a witch's curse in hopes of having a child of their own. The couple's quest takes them into the woods, where they encounter Little Red Ridinghood, Jack and his beanstalk, a cautious Cinderella, a sequestered Rapunzel and a couple of lovelorn princes. Sondheim's lush Tony-winning score and James Lapine's Tony-winning book conjure a world where "giants can be good and witches can be right."

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

 
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Native Son  
Mosaic Theater Company at Atlas Performing Arts Center Native Son
 
Richard Wright's 1940 iconic novel about oppression, freedom, and justice comes to life on stage in this ground-breaking adaptation. Suffocating in rat-infested poverty on the South Side of Chicago in the 1930s, 20-year-old Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out. After taking a job in a wealthy white man's house, Bigger unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. Adapted with theatrical ingenuity by Chicago's own Nambi E. Kelley, this Native Son captures the power of Richard Wright's novel for a whole new generation.

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

 

 
Clothes for a Summer Hotel  
DC Arts Center Clothes for a Summer Hotel
 
The Rainbow Theatre Project brings you a special production of Tennessee Williams' Clothes for a Summer Hotel. This legendary writer's evocative "ghost play" is about the tumultuous marriage and creative lives of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. The play fuses the past and the present in a theatrical tour-de-force as Zelda and Scott re-visit their youth and the ghosts of characters (including Ernest Hemingway) who helped shape their existence.

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

 
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The Peculiar Patriot  
Woolly Mammoth Theatre The Peculiar Patriot
 
Betsy LaQuanda Ross is a self-proclaimed Peculiar Patriot, making regular visits to penitentiaries in order to boost the morale of her loved ones. When she's not sharing neighborhood updates and gossip, Betsy illuminates our country's cruel and unjust criminal justice system and its impact not only on the 2.5 million people behind bars, but also their family and friends. Written and performed by the inimitable Liza Jessie Peterson and inspired by her decades-long work with prison populations (including the notorious Riker's Island), The Peculiar Patriot is a fierce, funny and shrewd indictment of the systemic inequity within America's fastest growing industry, tracing its roots from the plantation to the prison yard. This performance can be seen at the Wooly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC.

Washington Post- Somewhat Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Recommended

 
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P.Y.G. or the Misedumacation of Dorian Belle  
Studio Theatre P.Y.G. or the Misedumacation of Dorian Belle
 
Dorian Belle is a big deal. He's a Canadian pop sweetheart, and he's ready to be taken seriously. So his people hire his favorite hip-hop artists-Black and Alexand, the 'bad boy' rappers of Petty Young Goons-to help him toughen up his image. They're black, he's white. They're from Chicago, he's from Canada. It's all on reality TV. What could go wrong? Inspired by Shaw's Pygmalion, this world premiere is a blistering and entertaining look at cultural and racial appropriation in a fictionalized exchange of ideologies, vernacular, and alleged street cred.

Washington Post- Somewhat Recommended
Metro Weekly- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended

 

 
columbinus  
1st Stage Theatre columbinus
 
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the tragic 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, this docudrama combines fact and fiction to illuminate the dark realities of adolescence. Weaving together excerpts of real interviews with parents, survivors, and community leaders and powerful characterizations of contemporary teens, columbinus thoughtfully explores the Columbine shooting and the conversations which continue to this day.

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

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