There was no contest in the past few weeks, a busy time with some strong showings: Invasion!, Jonas Hassen Khemiri's topical satire, sailed to the top spot with a resounding A. (This Play Company import from Sweden only runs through Mar. 13, so time is ticking.)
The next best grades were in the respectable B+ range. That was the grade stamped on the past week's most auspicious opening, David Lindsay-Abaire's dramedy Good People, at Manhattan Theatre Club; on The Public LAB's lean, modern Timon of Athens; and on the Wooster Group's twisted multimedia take on Tennessee Williams' late Vieux Carre.
Meanwhile, at the Village's Rattlestick Theater, prolific bad boy Adam Rapp unleashed an ambitious triptych of plays in repertory, all set in a single tenement hallway over the span of a century, and titled simply The Hallway Trilogy; reactions were intense on both ends of the spectrum, with a resulting median of B-. The folks behind the Scottish hit Black Watch returned to St. Ann's Warehouse with Beautiful Burnout, which critics found stunning but somewhat empty, with a C+ result.
Finally, bringing up the rear was the unbeloved political romcom The Body Politic at 59E59, with a D+. From A to D+ is quite a spread, but the past few weeks managed to cover it.