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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Plays of 2013′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

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It’s that time of the year when everyone makes their list of favorites, and the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts, after seeing hundreds of professional, community, children’s, university, and high school productions, have selected their favorites of 2013. For the next week, we will be posting a new category every day with our list of our honorees.

You will have your chance too! In the COMMENT BOX please leave your list of performances and shows you would also like to personally give a standing ovation to.

Here’s Part 2: The Favorite Plays of 2013 in alphabetical order. The number are not rankings.

Click on the tile of our honorees and read our reviews.

BEST PLAYS OF 2013

left to right Sue Jin Song, Jim Jorgensen, Ashley Ivey, Tuyet Thi Pham, David Paglin, and Megan Dominy. Photo by Stan Barouh.

left to right Sue Jin Song, Jim Jorgensen, Ashley Ivey, Tuyet Thi Pham, David Paglin, and Megan Dominy. Photo by Stan Barouh.

(1) 36 Views at Constellation Theatre Company.

(2) The 39 Steps at NextStop Theatre Company.

(3) 4000 Miles at The Studio Theatre.

(4) A Behanding in Spokane at The Keegan Theatre.

(5) A Killing Game at dog & pony dc.

(6) A Man, His Wife, and His Hat at The Hub Theatre.

Lauren Turchin (Titania) and Frank Vince (Bottom). Photo by Joshua McKerrow.

Lauren Turchin (Titania) and Frank Vince (Bottom). Photo by Joshua McKerrow.

(7) A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Annapolis Shakespeare Company.

(8) After the Revolution at Theater J.

(9) The Apple Family Plays (That Hopey Changey Thing and Sweet and Sadat The Studio Theatre. 

(10) Appropriate at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. 

Sarah Marshall (Mag Folan) and Kimberly Gilbert (Maureen Folan). Photo by Danisha Crosby.

Sarah Marshall (Mag Folan) and Kimberly Gilbert (Maureen Folan). Photo by Danisha Crosby.

(11) Art at Dignity Players.

(12) The Beauty Queen of Leenane at Round House Theatre.

(13) Becky Shaw at Round House Theatre.

(14) Beertown at dog & pony dc.

(15) Beaux Strategem at Everyman Theatre.

L to R: Carlos Castillo and Gonzalo Bouza. Photo by Phil Lampron.

L to R: Carlos Castillo and Gonzalo Bouza. Photo by Phil Lampron.

(16) Biography at American Century Theater.

(17) Bondage at Pinky Swear Productions.

(18) Broke-ology at Theater Alliance.

(19) Cabaret Barroco at GALA Hispanic Theatre.

(20) carried away on the crest of a wave at The Hub Theatre.

(21) Caught in the Act at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

(22) Club de Caballeros at Teatro de la Luna.

L-R: Nancy Moricette and JaBen Early Photo by Stan Barouh.

L-R: Nancy Moricette and JaBen Early Photo by Stan Barouh.

(23) Dial “M” for Murder at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

(24) The Convert at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

(25) The DC State Players presents Agamemnon at the 2013 Capital Fringe.

(26) De Diario de los Luchadores at Hope Operas.

(27) Extremities at Molotov Theatre Group.

Brendan Murray (David Frost) and Michael Kharfen (Richard Nixon), Photo by Harvey Levine.

Brendan Murray (David Frost) and Michael Kharfen (Richard Nixon), Photo by Harvey Levine.

(28) Frost/Nixon at Silver Spring Stage.

(29) Ghost-Writer at MetroStage.

(30) Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at Arena Stage.

MaryBeth Wise (Mary) and Ray Ficca (Bill). Photo by  Danisha Crosby.

MaryBeth Wise (Mary) and Ray Ficca (Bill). Photo by Danisha Crosby.

(31) The Hampton Years at Theater J.

(32) How to Write a New Book for the Bible at Round House Theatre.

(33) The Iceman Cometh at Quotidian Theatre Company.

(34) The Importance of Being Earnest at The Masqueraders at The United States Naval Academy.

(35) King John at WSC Avant Bard.

(36) The Lady Becomes Him at Faction of Fools.

(37) The Laramie Project at Ford’s Theatre.

(38) The Lyons at Round House Theatre.

(39) Measure for Measure at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Bongile Mantsai (John) and Hilda Cronje (Julie). Photo by Mark Wessels.

Bongile Mantsai (John) and Hilda Cronje (Julie). Photo by Mark Wessels.

(40) Mies Julie at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

(41) The Motherfucker with the Hat at The Studio Theatre.

(42) Neverwhere at Rorschach Theatre. 

(43) Noises Off at 1st Stage.

(44) Optimism! Or Voltaire’s Candide at Spooky Action Theater.

The cast of ‘Perfect Arrangement.’ Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

The cast of ‘Perfect Arrangement.’ Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

(45) Our Suburb at Theater J.

(46) Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne at Source Festival.

(47) The Picture of Dorian Gray at Synetic Theater.

(48) Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill at Signature Theatre.

(49) Private Lives at Vagabond Players.

(50) Rancho Mirage at Olney Theatre Center.

(51) Romeo and Juliet at Folger Theatre.

(l to r) Nina (Katie deBuys), Doyle (Cody Nickell), Emma (Kate Eastwood Norris), and Sorn (Rick Foucheux). Photo by Stan Barouh.

(l to r) Nina (Katie deBuys), Doyle (Cody Nickell), Emma (Kate Eastwood Norris), and Sorn (Rick Foucheux). Photo by Stan Barouh.

(52) See How They Run at Greenbelt Arts Center.

(53) Shakespeare in Hollywood at The Catholic University of America.

(54) Six Degrees of Separation at Port City Playhouse.

(55) Stupid Fucking Bird at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

(56) These Shining Lives These Shining Lives – a co-production between HCC’s Arts Collective and HCC’s Theatre Department.

(57) The Three Musketeers at Synetic Theater.

Todd Lawson (Ed), Brandon Uranowitz (Arnold), and Michael Lee Brown (David). Photo by Teddy Wolff.

Todd Lawson (Ed), Brandon Uranowitz (Arnold), and Michael Lee Brown (David). Photo by Teddy Wolff.

(58) Third at Rockville Little Theatre.

(59) Torch Song Trilogy at The Studio Theatre.

(60) Twelfth Night by Aquila Theatre at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts.

(61) Twelfth Night or What You Will at Taffety Punk Theatre Company.

Keegan Cassady (Lennox), Joe Carlson (Macbeth), and James Finley (Fleance). Photo by Johannes Markus.

Keegan Cassady (Lennox), Joe Carlson (Macbeth), and James Finley (Fleance). Photo by Johannes Markus.

(62) The Velocity of Autumn at Arena Stage.

(63) Voodoo MacBeth at American Century Theater.

(64) Wallenstein at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

(65) Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Spotlighters.

LINKS

DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s 2013 Special Awards.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Musicals of 2013′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Plays of 2013′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An Actor and Actress in a Musical′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An Actor and Actress in a Play′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Supporting Actor and Actress in a Musical‘ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Supporting Actor and Actress in a Play′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Directors of a Musical and Play′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts









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