Best Of 2011

BEST THEATRE COMPANY: American Stage and freeFall (tie)

How could you pass up either of these terrific theaters this year? American Stage brought us a scorching Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, an intense Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and a wonderfully intelligent Opus. FreeFall offered a brilliant Midsummer Night’s Dream, a rare chance to see Strindberg’s Miss Julie, and an audience-immersing, perfectly cast Man of La Mancha. Bravo to them both. , americanstage.org.