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Top Rated Plays List - The Highest Rated Shows In LA

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

Metamorphoses

Primal storytelling and modern sensibility collide in a sensual re-envisioning of Greek myths, as gods and mortals alike endure love, loss, and transformation-all while immersed in a pool of water on stage. Swirling with passion, Mary Zimmerman (author of ANW's award-winning Argonautika) creates this Tony Award-nominated masterpiece that mesmerizes with tales of Midas, Orpheus, Aphrodite, and more in a whimsical and heartbreaking meditation on the joys and perils of being human.

Broadway World- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Highly Recommended
Night Tinted Glasses- Highly Recommended
Showmag- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
Peoples World- Highly Recommended
Ticket Holders LA- Highly Recommended
Larchmont Buzz- Highly Recommended
Metamorphoses
God of Carnage

When two 11-year-old boys have a playground fight, Henry's parents invite Benjamin's mother and father for cocktails, hoping to discuss the situation civilly. But the evening deteriorates into an intense and darkly funny train wreck of finger-pointing, name-calling, tantrums and tears. And that's before they break out the rum.

LA Splash- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
Total Theater- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
Theatre Notes- Highly Recommended
God of Carnage
Hadestown

Written by indie singer songwriter Anais Mitchell and brought to vivid life by experimental theatre director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), the musical began its life as a touring concert and concept album before taking to the stage at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2016. Based on the beloved Greek myth of Orpheus and his supernatural journey into the underworld, Mitchell and Rachel give the story a uniquely modern and American sensibility - their Hades is a fearsome King of The Underworld cum factory fat cat boss that torments lost souls with endless mechanic toil. Orpheus is cast as a struggling musician and the post-apocalyptic, depression-era world he lives in is tormented with wild seasons that smack of climate-change.

Los Angeles Times- Highly Recommended
Broadway World- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
TheatreMania- Recommended
Hollywood Progressive- Highly Recommended
Total Theater- Highly Recommended
Entertainment Weekly- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
Ticket Holders LA- Highly Recommended
Its Not About Me- Highly Recommended
Indulge Magazine- Highly Recommended
Hadestown
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

George and Martha, the American theater's most notoriously dysfunctional couple, have invited the young and naive Nick and Honey over for drinks. What begins as harmless patter escalates to outright marital warfare, with the provincial newcomers caught in the crossfire. We are thrilled to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the hilarious and harrowing Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, arguably Edward Albee's most famous and most vicious masterpiece.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
Broadway World- Highly Recommended
Edge- Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
ArtsBeatLA- Highly Recommended
TheatreMania- Highly Recommended
Daily Bruin- Highly Recommended
Entertainment Weekly- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
Ticket Holders LA- Highly Recommended
Indulge Magazine- Highly Recommended
Larchmont Buzz- Highly Recommended
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Hamlet

Antaeus Theatre Company presents a new, streamlined production of Hamlet, with Shakespearean expert Elizabeth Swain at the helm and long-time company member Ramón de Ocampo in the title role. Following the death of his father, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his uncle now occupies the throne and the queen's bed. Spurred by the ghost of his father and surrounded by spies, Hamlet must choose between moral integrity and vengeance.

Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Recommended
Night Tinted Glasses- Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
Larchmont Buzz- Recommended
Hamlet
Tambo and Bones

Tambo and Bones are two characters trapped in a minstrel show. It's hard to feel like a real person when you're trapped in a minstrel show. Their escape plan: get out, get rich, get even. Imaginative and provocative, Tambo & Bones is a daring and explosive rags-to-riches roast of America's past, present, and future at the intersection of racism and capitalism. And what's at stake, for those deemed less-than-human, is the fate of humanity itself. A co-production with Playwrights Horizons.

Los Angeles Times- Somewhat Recommended
Broadway World- Somewhat Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
Total Theater- Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
Peoples World- Recommended
Indulge Magazine- Highly Recommended
Tambo and Bones
Wakings!

Sleep, awakeness, psychosis, enlightenment, coma. How thin is the veil that separates them? The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble explores some of the many states of human awareness with an evening of short "mind excursions" by Harold Pinter with Robert Coover and Hermann Hesse. Collectively titled Wakings!, the ensemble examines the manifestation of consciousness in Pinter's Victoria Station and A Kind of Alaska; Coover's Rip Awake; and Hesse's Siddhartha.

LA Splash- Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Somewhat Recommended
Night Tinted Glasses- Recommended
Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended
Theatre Notes- Highly Recommended
Larchmont Buzz- Recommended
Wakings!
Afterglow

AFTERGLOW, the international hit sensation, is a raw, one-act play exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections between three men and the broader implications within their relationships. When Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed one night, a new intimate connection begins to form and all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust as futures are questioned, relationships are shaken, and commitments are challenged.

Broadway World- Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Somewhat Recommended
LA Splash- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended
Afterglow

To see the LA Theatre Reviews of all plays go to the Theatre In LA Review Round-Up.