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Best in show 2010

It wasn't easy, but we've narrowed down the top plays of the year.

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The Halifax theatre scene truly rocked in 2010, so it was with Herculean effort that I boiled it down to my ten favourite plays.

10. The Fantasticks (Dartmouth Players): And also deserving mention on the amateur theatre scene---The Cover of Life (DP), Busybody (Bedford Players) and How It Works (TAG)

9. Fall in Paris (Eastern Front): A romantic tour of Paris led by characters you could care about.

8. The Comedy of Errors (Dalhousie): Beautifully staged and filled with youthful energy. Also on the university scene, kudos to King's for great productions like Equus and Faith Healer.

7. Julius Caesar (DaPoPo): A powerful, gender-bending take on the classic tale.

6. Ed's Story: Beautiful, moving verbatim theatre at The Fringe.

5. An Evening of Grand Guignol (Taboo Theatre): Unusual, gory good fun.

4. Heroine, Karen Bassett's rip-roaring tale of female pirates, AND The Blue Light (DMV): Another brilliant exploration of a role-defying woman.

3. Woman and Scarecrow (LunaSea): A tragic Irish story, beautifully acted.

2. Fat Pig: One of three great plays, including The Obedients and The Asshole Monologues, at The Sex Festival.

1. 5 Easy Steps to the End of the World (Zuppa): Gorgeous and haunting. A true high point.

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