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Top Rated Plays List - The Highest Rated Shows In DC

The "Theatre In DC Top Rated Plays 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 the Washington DC Theatre Reviews of all the play reviews go to the Theatre In DC Review Round-Up.

Metamorphoses

Ovid's classic tales come to astonishing life in Mary Zimmerman's adaptation where gods and mortals experience love, loss, and transformation. Juxtaposing the mythic and the modern, the stories of Aphrodite, Midas, Orpheus, Cupid, and others are told in a whimsical and poignant fashion, reminding us of the joys, follies, and heartbreaks of being human.

Washington Post- Highly Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
Metro Weekly- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Highly Recommended
City Paper- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
Metamorphoses
Mexodus

History meets hip-hop in this groundbreaking theatrical experience that explores the often-untold stories of enslaved people in the United States who sought freedom in Mexico, rather than looking north. Brian Quijada and Nygel D. Robinson use live-looping to create a musical in real-time, telling a unique story of the Underground Railroad that led south, highlighting the power of Black and Brown unity.

Washington Post- Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
Mexodus
Problems Between Sisters

Two pregnant sisters-one visual artist, one con artist-converge on a remote family cabin in Vermont. Jess races to finish her long-awaited solo show; Rory sees a new audience for her latest scam. When Rory hatches a plan for an art project of her own, the problems between the sisters flare into a collision of family baggage, personal morality, and artistic taste. A response to True West, Sam Shephard's surreal psychodrama about brothers with problems, Problems Between Sisters is a funny and savage take on domestication, creativity, and the elusive demands of the Primal Female.

Washington Post- Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Highly Recommended
City Paper- Highly Recommended
Problems Between Sisters
Hair

The sensational, groundbreaking rock musical bursts with the jubilant spirit, raging rebellion and psychedelic color of the 1960s. A tribe of long-haired bohemian hippies on the cusp of adulthood champion freedom, pacifism, and joy, but confront a world thrown into chaos when one of their own receives a draft notice for the Vietnam War. With chart-topping hits such as "Aquarius," "Let the Sunshine In," and "Good Morning, Starshine," HAIR's vibrant, groovy celebration of peace, love and life changed Broadway forever and still resonates today.

Washington Post- Recommended
Metro Weekly- Highly Recommended
City Paper- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
Hair
Mummy in the Closet: Evita's Return

With tantalizing lyrics and the seductive allure of tango, waltz, and salsa, this wicked show seamlessly blends history and fantasy. Follow the afterlife of Eva Perón when her preserved corpse ignites political scandals, clandestine affairs, and mysterious murders, exposing the intense love between Evita and the working class and her mesmerizing spiritual power as Argentina's most revered icon.

Washington Post- Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Recommended
City Paper- Recommended
Washington Blade- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Recommended
Mummy in the Closet: Evita's Return

To see Washington DC Theatre Reviews of all plays go the Theatre In DC Review Round-Up.