"Best at capturing the political moment: Rhinoceros, by Strollers Theatre
While many theater companies opted for light and frothy entertainment to distract us from new political reality, Strollers dealt with the Trump era head-on with an impressive production of the Ionesco play about people being swallowed up by an evil and insidious government."
"Greatest family reunion you don’t want to be part of: August, Osage County, Mercury Players
Under the direction of Dave Pausch, many of Madison’s best actors brought this sprawling family drama by Tracy Letts to life at the Bartell Theatre. Summoned home for a funeral, the siblings, in-laws and cousins engage in every kind of dysfunction imaginable. Like a car accident, you couldn’t stop staring at it. It was a harrowing — and amazing — night of theater."