Best of Boston

2017 Best Theater

American Repertory Theater

Even by its own cutting-edge standards, the A.R.T. had yet another landmark year, one that began with a searing performance by monologist Anna Deavere Smith about the state of African Americans in school and in prison, and ended with Arrabal, a mesmerizing tango show about one woman’s search for her missing father in repressive Argentina. The coming season promises more of the same with the world premiere of Warhol Capote, based on real conversations between the two famous artists.

Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-547-8300,