2012’s many theatrical joys

By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 19, 2012

TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES, DEAD WESSEX FAIR This new theater company made its debut this year with a laudably traditional production of Hardy's classic novel, adapted by and starring DWF founder April Singley. With a minimal but effective set and rustic music, the company launched a spirited first show, with a radiant Tess and an acute sensibility for the relevance of her fate.

TOP DOG/UNDER DOG, DRAMATIC REPERTORY COMPANY In the charged fraternal dueling of Suzan-Lori Parks's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, under Keith Powell Beyland's dynamic direction, the excellent Bari Robinson, as Lincoln, and J.H. Smith III, as Booth, made volatile electricity of two African-American brothers' warmth and war.

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