The play. The actor. The director. The script.
LIVE theatre from an Equity perspective was in top form throughout 2022.
Yale Repertory Theatre.
Opening night was a hit.
Great orchestra seats were plentiful.
The reviews came out.
Many performances stood out.
Standing ovations came from excited theatergoers.
And yes, there were plenty of surprises.
What stood out?
What drove theatergoers and critics absolutely wild?
After months of deliberation and revisiting an endless variety of content, from reviews and playbills to columns and specially marked reminder notes, choices for The Best Equity Plays of the Year fell neatly into place.
Pros and Cons?
An open mind?
It comes with the territory.
A drink or two?
But first, a few simple rules.
Only "press invited shows" (i.e., invites from Equity Theaters or marketing departments within the actual venue are eligible for "Best Play" consideration.
My choices are as follows:
This year, however, there is no tie for first place.
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? receives stand-alone honors in this year's round up of eligible play productions.
The Best Equity Plays of 2022
(Yale Repertory Theatre)
director: James Bundy