By James V. Ruocco
Great Orchestra Seats.
Meet and Greet.
Twelve Months at a Glance.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the unpredictability of the Omicron Variant, 2021 was still a surprisingly great year for Equity-based theatre - LIVE or streamed - with specially selected productions of every size, shape and color coming at you day by day, week by week, month by month with very few postponements or COVID-related outbreaks disrupting ongoing performances or opening nights.
What stood out?
What deserved a standing ovation or two?
What production did you want to stream again?
Or buy a ticket to a second showing?
An open mind?
My choices are as follows:
The Best Plays of 2021 (Equity)
Ah, Wilderness! (Hartford Stage)
director: Meila Bensussen
director: Mei Ann Teo
A Christmas Memory (Greenwich Theatre Company)
director: Andrea Lynn Green
Who's Holiday! (Music Theatre of Connecticut)
director: Kevin Connors
Antigone (Connecticut Repertory Theatre)
director: Gary English
Oedipus Rex (Legacy Theatre)
director: Keely Baisden Knudsen