Best Of 2013

Best new theater company: New Stage Theatre and Conservatory

Chris Jackson and Alison Burns.

Chris Jackson and Alison Burns opened their new Largo theater’s season with a surprisingly meaningful play about relationships, Maybe, Baby, It’s You! Playing a dozen different couples, Jackson and Burns showed us what happens to lovers once the novelty has worn off and they come face to face with the actual human beings to whom they’ve tied themselves. As a contemporary Medea, Burns was hilarious; as a would-be Antonio Banderas, Jackson was delightful. If the rest of the season goes as well as did this opener, the Bay area just got lucky.