Best of Boston

2007 Best Theater

Jimmy Tingle’s Off-Broadway

A mediocre alternative theater is content to stage Brecht rip-offs and plumb the depths of existential mime. A great alternative theater like Jimmy Tingle’s Off-Broadway hosts political fundraisers, film panel discussions, local comedy, cabaret, storytellers, and rock bands. Topping the marquee are must-see popular productions like Shay Duffin’s channeling of Brendan Behan in Confessions of an Irish Rebel, not to mention Tingle’s own venerable one-man shtick.

255 Elm St., Somerville, 617-591-1616, jtoffbroadway.com