Best Of 2016

Best family faceoff (marital): David Jenkins & Joanna Sycz in Time Stands Still, Jobsite

Jenkins and Sycz in a moment of détente.

In performances that ranged across the full spectrum of emotions, David Jenkins and Joanna Syzc conveyed a sense of lived history as a journalist couple whose lives are profoundly altered by their experiences covering war and suffering in Donald Margulies’s Time Stands Still at Jobsite. Their complicated relationship, threatened by an increasing sense of distance and distrust, finally erupts in a bitter, truth-telling confrontation that in these two actors’ hands was so visceral and immediate that it was almost painful to watch — but thrilling, too. —David Warner