In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form:
David Mamet's "American Buffalo" was revived at the Geffen with its concussive verbal force and fierce con games intact.
Christopher Shinn's "Dying City" delicately explored the slipperiness of traumatic memory in a multilayered production at Rogue Machine.
John Douglas Thompson and
At the Douglas, Jennifer Haley's "The Nether" plunged us down the cyber hole, asking tough questions about virtual identity and morality.
A giant rotating steel wheel dominated
Nicholas Martin's jaunty revival of
Shakespeare's Richard II was reborn in "R II," Jessica Kubzansky's shrewd adaptation at the Theater @ Boston Court.
In "Rodney King" at the Douglas,
No production was as visually enthralling as "Shun-kin," an intercultural offering of peculiar mystery and grace presented by CAP UCLA.
A more tender-hearted freak show is hard to imagine than the revival of "Side Show" that
At South Coast Rep, Samuel D. Hunter's "The Whale" acutely exposed the spiritual substitutes with which America fills itself up.
Spilled popcorn and existential poetry at Playwrights Horizons: Annie Baker's "The Flick" examined ordinary workers at a small-town cinema.
Brecht with wit, imagination, folk music and the virtuosity of Taylor Mac: The Foundry's "Good Person of Szechwan" was bliss.
Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart put on a Pinter master class this summer in a pre-Broadway run at Berkeley Rep now being hailed in New York.
Rory Kinnear's Iago was simply the best I've ever seen, and
The Shakespeare's Globe "Twelfth Night" with