Best Of 2018

Best modern classic: TAMPA REPERTORY THEATRE’S A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

Best modern classic

As directed by C. David Frankel, Tampa Repertory Theatre’s revival of this Arthur Miller classic was presented with such psychological acuity, it could have worked as a training clinic for Freudian analysts. Take one epically conflicted working man (the superlative Ned Averill-Snell), add his canny-but-not-powerful-enough wife (the multi-talented Emilia Sargent) and the sexually budding niece he can’t help desiring (the surprising Hannah Anton), and you’ve already got a worryingly suspenseful love triangle. Then add a young man more to the niece’s liking (sharp Nick Hoop) and his tougher, more perceptive brother (terrific Nathan Jokela), and you’ve got trouble in multiple directions. Feelingly narrated by the attorney Alfieri (Michael Mahoney), this View was tense, riveting, awash in operatic passions. And this cast had the chops to make it all work. tamparep.org. —Mark Leib