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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.

Buyer & Cellar  
Mark Taper Forum Buyer & Cellar
 
Michael Urie, of Ugly Betty and Broadway fame (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), stars in this award-winning comedy about a struggling actor with a very odd job. In Buyer & Cellar, Alex (Urie) works in the basement "mall" of a Hollywood and Broadway mega-star's Malibu home, essentially selling her own collectibles back to her. When the diva descends downstairs, she and Alex form an unlikely -- and unstable -- friendship. Buyer & Cellar is a hilarious comedy about the cost of things and the true cost of fame. Playwright Jonathan Tolins (The Twilight of the Golds, Secrets of the Trade) reunites with Urie for this production, after working with him on the TV series, Partners.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
LA Weekly- Recommended
Edge- Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
The Hollywood Reporter- Recommended
StageHappenings.com- Recommended
Examiner- Recommended
BlogCritics.org- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Recommended
OC Register- Recommended
Neon Tommy- Recommended
Culture Vulture- Recommended
The Stage Struck Review- Recommended
Grigware Blogspot- Recommended
LifeInLA- Recommended

 
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The Curse of Oedipus  
Antaeus Theater The Curse of Oedipus
 
A curse lies upon the land of Thebes and its ill-fated rulers Oedipus the King, Jocasta the Queen and Creon the high counselor—a curse that reiterates generation upon generation. The suffering of the people provides a battleground against which Apollo and Dionysus contend for power over the mortal realm. Playwright Kenneth Cavander, director Casey Stangl and the actors of Antaeus Company have distilled the legends of three generations into a single evening of drama, telling the story of a land and people caught in a web of pride and self-destruction.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
LA Weekly- Somewhat Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
The Hollywood Reporter- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
StageHappenings.com- Recommended
Examiner- Recommended
Total Theater- Recommended
Culture Spot LA- Recommended
LifeInLA- Recommended

 

 
Penelope  
ROGUE MACHINE at Theatre/Theater Penelope
 
Let the games begin! With a nod to reality TV and homage paid to the Greeks, four suitors and a woman keep this snarling modern day black comedy on the verge of seduction. A journey through atonement and redemption, allegorically rich with subtext…as only Enda Walsh could write it.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
LA Weekly- Recommended
Broadway World- Not Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
The Hollywood Reporter- Recommended
LA Splash- Recommended
StageHappenings.com- Somewhat Recommended
Examiner- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Recommended
LifeInLA- Recommended
Cultural Weekly- Recommended

 
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The Sexual Life of Savages  
Beverly Hills Playhouse The Sexual Life of Savages
 
A couple's troubling discussion of their respective numbers of past sexual partners kicks off a thoughtful, absorbing dissection of modern love in Ian MacAllister-McDonald's new anti-romantic comedy The Sexual Life of Savages. When Hal realizes his girlfriend Jean has had sex with more people than he has, his reaction sparks hurt feelings and sends them each to find guidance, or lack thereof, from their friends. Hal's buddy Clark happily trolls the Internet with his wife, looking for threesomes, and thinks Hal is old-fashioned. Meanwhile, Jean's lesbian coworker sides with her, believing there's no reason to keep your "numbers" down anyway because there's nothing wrong with a little sex. Discomfortingly hilarious and scathingly personal, The Sexual Life of Savages asks hard questions about today's shifting definitions of tolerance, empathy and morality.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
The Hollywood Reporter- Somewhat Recommended
LA Splash- Recommended
Examiner- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Somewhat Recommended
Grigware Blogspot- Recommended
LifeInLA- Somewhat Recommended
Joe Straw #9- Recommended

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