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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.

If I Forget

The Fountain Theatre presents a political and deeply personal play about history, responsibility, and what we're willing to sacrifice for a new beginning. Jason Alexander directs the Los Angeles premiere If I Forget by Tony Award-winning playwright Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen), a powerful, funny and complex tale that explores the lasting impact of the Holocaust on a Jewish family at the beginning of the 21st century.

Santa Monica Mirror- Recommended
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
ArtsBeatLA- Somewhat Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Highly Recommended
Total Theater- Recommended
Stage Raw- Recommended
Peoples World- Highly Recommended
Ticket Holders LA- Highly Recommended
Larchmont Buzz- Highly Recommended
If I Forget
The Penelopiad

City Garage presents The Penelopiad by feminist icon Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale. In this remarkable retelling of The Odyssey, Atwood transforms both the power and the politics of the classic tale by shifting the point of view to Penelope, Odysseus's wife, and of her twelve faithful maids unjustly hanged by the returning "hero." It takes place in Hades, where these thirteen spirits are trapped for all eternity, telling and retelling their story like angry furies, unable to find redress for what they suffered at male hands. While her husband Odysseus is off fighting pointless wars-for the sake of her beautiful, shameless, aggravating cousin Helen-dallying with nymphs and sirens, and playing the hero, Penelope is holding the kingdom together. All alone, with nothing but her wits, toughness, and strength to rely on, she has to raise her rebellious son, face down dangerous rumors, and keep more than a hundred lustful, brutal suitors at bay. When twenty years later the "hero" finally returns there is indeed hell to pay-but it is Penelope and her twelve faithful maids who pay the tragic price. Atwood gives Penelope a modern voice, witty, pragmatic, yet still filled with pain as she gets to tell her own story at last, and set the record straight. Nudity.

Broadway World- Recommended
Total Theater- Highly Recommended
Night Tinted Glasses- Recommended
Stage Raw- Recommended
The Penelopiad
Mindplay

Mindplay is a love letter to the imperfect mind. Drama Desk Award-nominated theatermaker and mentalist Vinny DePonto leads us on a raucous romp through the back channels of our innermost thoughts, exploring the fragmented and flawed nature of our memories, and asks us to question whether we can trust the voice inside our heads. In the spirit of the Geffen's long tradition of magic comes an entirely new theatrical event in which your thoughts play a leading role.

Broadway World- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
LA Splash- Recommended
Total Theater- Somewhat Recommended
Ticket Holders LA- Highly Recommended
Larchmont Buzz- Recommended
Mindplay
According to the Chorus

In the basement quick change room of a Broadway theatre in the mid 1980s, life is full of angst as the long-running production may close at any time and the chorus women are at war with the wardrobe department. Will the new dresser, with her own sad past and uncertain future, be able to navigate this minefield? According to the Chorus is a funny, nostalgic behind-the-scenes look at a pivotal period in the history of Broadway where women's issues and the AIDS crisis play out through the everyday lives of Equity performers and union dressers.

Broadway World- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Recommended
Hollywood Progressive- Recommended
NoHoArtsDistrict- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended
Ticket Holders LA- Somewhat Recommended
According to the Chorus
Clyde's

In this electric new comedy from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat), the staff of Clyde's truck stop diner are looking to start their lives over in the kitchen under the pressure of the fiery rule of their owner. In pursuit of the perfect sandwich, the chefs imagine a future they have been constantly told is out of reach. Deeply felt, quirky, and urgent, Clyde's is a play that reminds us that "sometimes a hero is more than just a sandwich" (The New Yorker).

Broadway World- Highly Recommended
LA Splash- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
ArtsBeatLA- Not Recommended
Total Theater- Recommended
Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended
Its Not About Me- Highly Recommended
Clyde's
2:22 - A Ghost Story

2:22 - A Ghost Story is an award-winning supernatural thriller starring Constance Wu, Anna Camp, Adam Rothenberg, and Finn Wittrock, written by award-winning writer Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist, and is directed by Matthew Dunster. Look out for the clues to unlock the mystery in this brilliantly funny and intriguing play; it's an adrenaline-filled night where secrets emerge, and ghosts may or may not appear. What do you believe? And do you dare discover the truth? Jenny (Constance Wu) believes her new home is haunted, but her husband Sam (Finn Wittrock) isn't having any of it. They argue with their first dinner guests, old friend Lauren (Anna Camp) and new partner Ben (Adam Rothenberg). Can the dead really walk again? Belief and skepticism clash, but something feels strange and frightening, and that something is getting closer. So, they're going to stay up until 2:22 .... and then they'll know.

Broadway World- Somewhat Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Somewhat Recommended
LA Splash- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
ArtsBeatLA- Somewhat Recommended
Entertainment Weekly- Recommended
Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended
Hains His Way- Somewhat Recommended
Ticket Holders LA- Highly Recommended
Its Not About Me- Recommended
2:22 - A Ghost Story
Smile

IAMA Theatre Company at Atwater Playhouse

Two women forge an unexpected bond in the world premiere of Smile, a new play from IAMA Theatre Company. A kid from the inner city whose mother moved her in order to attend a White, affluent public school in Philadelphia's Main Line, Rachel is a young girl still dreaming of her first kiss; she's ill-equipped to navigate a world which defines her solely by gender, race and class. When an "incident" at school lands Rachel in the guidance counselor's office, her situation sparks the young mother's own questions and insecurities. Soon, Rachel and Helen find themselves developing a complicated relationship.

Stage Scene LA- Somewhat Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Recommended
Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended
Larchmont Buzz- Recommended
Glamgical- Recommended
Smile

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