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

Corktown  
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Corktown
 
A powerful family drama set in the Philadelphia Irish community of “Corktown,” a seething hotbed of pro-Irish Republican activity. Emotions run high and battle lines are drawn when family and political loyalties collide.

LA Weekly- Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
Neon Tommy- Recommended
Total Theater- Recommended
Theatre Spoken Here- Recommended

 
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Julius Caesar  
A Noise Within Julius Caesar
 
Deep in the heart of the capital, a murderous political intrigue unfolds as A Noise Within stages Julius Caesar, the Shakespeare "history play" that remains intensely relevant to contemporary audiences. More scandalous than Scandal and more devious than House of Cards, Julius Caesar finds its title character locked in a life-and-death struggle for power with his former "friends, Romans, countrymen," Brutus and Cassius. The actions of these friends-turned-conspirators set off a civil war at the dawn of the Roman Empire.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
The Stage Struck Review- Recommended

 
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The Other Place  
The Road on Magnolia The Other Place
 
Juliana Smithton is a respected neurologist whose life has recently begun unraveling. Her husband is leaving her, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and she's even beginning to question her own good health. A compelling and acclaimed drama in which nothing is quite what it seems, The Other Place is an award-winning and intimate mystery that blurs fact with fiction, past with present, and Juliana's perception with ever-elusive truth. An elaborately crafted theatrical work, The Other Place will likely keep you talking long after the curtain has closed. This production, staged at The Road on Magnolia in North Hollywood, was nominated for a Tony, an Obie and two Outer Circle Critic Awards during its initial run.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
The Tolucan Times- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Recommended
San Diego Jewish World- Recommended

 
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Of Good Stock  
South Coast Repertory Of Good Stock
 
Legendary novelist Mick Stockton left his three daughters a house in Cape Cod, control over his books and a whole lot of issues. Years later, the men in their lives struggle to be part of this elusive family’s legacy. It’s not always easy keeping up with the whip-smart and very funny Stockton Sisters, especially during a weekend filled with dramatic confrontations and surprising confessions. But good scotch helps. And, in the end, what matters most is family in this new play by the writer whose work Time Out New York called “zesty, muscular and quick-witted.”

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
LA Splash- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
OC Register- Somewhat Recommended
Showmag- Recommended

 

 
A Dog's House  
Elephant Theatre A Dog's House
 
On the surface, Michael and Eden are a solid pair with a bright future. When their beloved dog Jock grows unexpectedly violent - chewing through furniture, biting people, killing another dog - the strength of the couple's relationship is tested. Inadvertently drawn in as accomplices to their canine's crimes, Michael and Eden find themselves telling a series of increasingly complex lies to another couple, Nicole and Bill, whose small pup is Jock's latest casualty. But every dog will have his day, and it's only a matter of time before the truth, like a buried bone, is dug up and laid bare.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
LA Weekly- Somewhat Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended

 

 
Verdigris  
Theatre West Verdigris
 
Verdigris is a green or greenish-blue coating that forms like rust on brass, bronze or copper, especially with age or neglect. It can also cast an eerily beautiful glow. It doesn’t just happen to brass. In the small town of Edgar, Oklahoma in 1972, young Richard, an aspiring actor, answers an ad for work offering free college tuition as a perk. He’s going to work for Margaret Fielding, a widowed woman in a wheelchair whose limited mobility has not daunted her entrepreneurial spirit. She runs a variety of businesses, selling seeds, beans, and dispatching a taxicab. Once she was young and exquisitely beautiful, desired by more than one man. Illness, age and decay have gradually transformed her into a curmudgeon. The manipulative Margaret treats her sibling, her son, her employees, local politicos, and others abusively, even those devoted to her. Her son would like to move her from the crumbling family home to a retirement community, but she fights him tooth and nail, when she’ll talk to him at all. She tries to sabotage the relationship of Richard and his pretty girlfriend. Why? Can there be any ultimate redemption for Margaret and those around her? Or will things at the Fielding home just continue to fall apart?

Los Angeles Times- Somewhat Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
ReviewPlays.com- Recommended
The Tolucan Times- Recommended
Gia on the Move- Recommended
Theatre Spoken Here- Somewhat Recommended

 
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The English Bride  
The Road on Magnolia The English Bride
 
The mystery wasn’t what happened; the mystery was why. Inspired by the real-life failed bombing attempt of an El Al flight in 1986, this play centers around an Israeli agent’s desperate search for the truth as he interrogates an Englishwoman and her Arab lover. Who put the bomb on the plane and why? Deceptions and manipulations abound in what the New York Times calls, “A mystery wrapped in a love story — or the other way around.”

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
StageHappenings.com- Recommended
The Tolucan Times- Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Not Recommended
NoHoArtsDistrict- Recommended
Theatre Spoken Here- Recommended

 
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Henry IV, Part I  
Antaeus Theater Henry IV, Part I
 
Shakespeare’s growing-up tale of a young man caught between the joys of hanging around London pubs with the drunken and immoral Falstaff, and taking his rightful place beside his father as a prince fighting to maintain the crown amidst civil war, is part comedy and part tragedy. From drunken revelry to the bloody battlefield, this engaging tale of fathers and sons remains one of Shakespeare's most exciting histories.

Stage and Cinema- Recommended
StageHappenings.com- Recommended
Neon Tommy- Not Recommended
NoHoArtsDistrict- Recommended
Culture Spot LA- Recommended

 

 

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