Best Of 2013

Best theater company: American Stage

Best theater company

The question is, which theater brought us the best plays in the best productions? And by a mile, the answer is American Stage. There was the life-changing Wit, the riveting Amish Project, and the beautifully meaningful My Name is Asher Lev. There was Hysteria’s look at Freud, A Doll’s House’s look at sexism, and The Piano Lesson’s look at African-American memory. And who else dared to give us a play by Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin? What a spectacular season! 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg, 727-823PLAY, americanstage.org.