Synetic Theater's Wordless Adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
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A reclusive librarian -- the sole character -- finds a book that is 123 years overdue. When he opens it and finds a ticket for a Chinese laundry in London, his curiosity compels him to redeem the ticket leading him to another clue that sends him around the world on a global quest to track down the book's original borrower in Underneath the Lintel. Played by Paul Morella, the Librarian uncovers a mystery that seems to transcend the ages, but are the results due to investigation or madness? Underneath the Lintel is a moving journey of self-discovery where faith and facts intersect. Learn More
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“[Director Paata] Tsikurishvili balances slapstick and lyricism to make poetry. Don’t for a minute think of this as ‘silent’ Shakespeare.” —The Washington Post
“Delightfully mischievous … retains the romance and magic of Shakespeare’s comedy.” —The Washington Times
“Astonishing.” —Washington City Paper
Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili
Choreographed by Irina Tsikurishvili
Adaptation and fight choreography by Ben Cunis
Set and costume design by Anastasia R. Simes
Synetic brings this smash hit to Rosslyn Spectrum after its sold-out run at the Kennedy Center. Don’t miss your chance to see this fantastical, darkly playful game of love, mistaken identity, and the supernatural. Synetic’s fourth installment of its “Silent Shakespeare” series (following wordless adaptations of Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet) brings this time-honored favorite to new life with signature bravado and dramatic physicality.