From dazzling musicals to gripping dramas, here are the best D.C.-area productions of 2018, as chosen by our critics
The Kennedy Center's zany slapstick comedy has earned Olivier and Tony Awards
Anat Gov's "Oh, God" ultimately wastes a promising premise by sticking solely to the Old Testament
David Ives' "The Panties, The Partner and The Profit" offers bold idea, but a dearth of laughs
Studio Theatre’s dark comedy Kings spins its own credible version of down-and-dirty politics.
The legendary director and national purveyor of pop trash culture puts his unique spin on the season
A harmonious pair produce a touching duet in Theater J's lovely production of "Talley's Folly"
A vibrant cast and production yield a smirking good time in Everyman's "The Importance of Being Earnest"
Catherine Flye's Christmas confection, now at MetroStage, pays tribute to the British music halls of yore
Arena's potent "Indecent" offers a canny reconstruction of a century-old controversy
A two-person cast works tirelessly but the story feels slight in "How to Keep an Alien"
Shakespeare Theatre's "An Inspector Calls" is visually stunning, but loses details in its to-the-rafters delivery
There's not much new under the Hollywood sun in the mildly amusing period comedy "All Save One"
Oscar Ceville embodies a Lucha Libre legend in Keegan’s unique staging of one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.
Lynch calls it a "throwback to those specials in the late '50s, early '60s"