Midsummer 090809

A Midsummer Night's Dream Reviews

Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (Arlington, VA)

Reviews & Ratings

49 ratings
4.8 average rating
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15 events
6 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 19 2009

The music, costumes, and choreography were awesome and made the play come to life eventhough it was a silent production.

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30 events
3 reviews
20 stars
attended Sep 25 2009

The best as always when you attend a performance at Synetic. Superb staging ,acting, timing , everything was more than perfect. Run , don't walk and miss this exceptional night at the theatre.
I consider having Synetic here in this city , one of...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 24 2009

The show was fantastic! Being wordless didn't seem to limit them in any fashion, as the story was told masterfully. The music, dance, exaggerated efforts of the actors; all came together well. Nothing was spared for the hilarious romp in the woods...continued

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41 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 25 2009

This was really good. It's not one of my favorite of Shakespeare's works, but I enjoyed it. Think it might be better without words. The performer who portrayed Puck moved in ways I didn't think a human body could.

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baf
79 events
45 reviews
34 stars
attended Sep 25 2009

Parts of the play were wonderful--Puck was amazing! But there was a play w/in a play that my husband and I frankly found distracting, and we lost interest about 1/2-way through. Surprised it got such a great write-up in The Post.

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60 events
28 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 02 2009

Excellent. Highly recommended. Go see it.

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75 events
28 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 25 2009

Great fun--enchanting--lovely dance interspersed with physical comedy. A talented cast. The plus is that, while Shakespeare's fairies usually seem limited to homosapien status through use of language, the purely physical expression allows the...continued

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Marcia
91 events
20 reviews
12 stars
attended Oct 01 2009

The actor who played Puck is every bit as spectacular as everyone says he is. The rest of the cast is good too, and I found the production enjoyable. Just not quite as good as Synetic's Dante. This group has set a high standard!

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31 events
18 reviews
20 stars
attended Sep 24 2009

I've been a Synetic fan since the first time they staged "Dracula" in 2005 (can't wait to see it again). The sheer physical talent and athleticism of the performers is always magnificent and this time was no exception. Add to that their sense of...continued

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26 events
18 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 27 2009

It was great! This is the first comedy I saw by Synetic and it was delightful.
As always, unique theatrical interpretations, great performances, original costumes and superb musical arrangements!

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Goldstar Member
28 events
16 reviews
23 stars
attended Sep 24 2009

I simply LOVED LOVED LOVED the play! The acting was fantastic. It made me laugh. The humor, sarcasm, the farce, the love, the beauty...it had it all!

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42 events
13 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 25 2009

If you have the chance to see this performance before Dracula replaces it, please do. While I'm not sure where the birth of Puck came from, the show was a comic joy. A bit thick with the fog machine, but the dancers clearly enjoy this performance...continued

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21 events
11 reviews
15 stars
attended Sep 25 2009

Synetic's performances are amazing. I love Shakespeare and this is my favorite comedy so I've seen lots of performances. I didn't think I would like one without words so much. Great fun!

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33 events
11 reviews
14 stars
attended Oct 09 2009

This production was absolutely magical. I couldn't believe that they would be able to get the complicated plot across without words, but they managed. More than any other staging I have seen, also, this captured the play's paradoxes: it was both...continued

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11 reviews
17 stars
attended Sep 18 2009

This show is pure joy! Everything about it is theater at its best. Special applause goes to PUCK; what an amazing body he has. Still can't figure out how he produced a pot belly to mimic his fellow actor.

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jl
18 events
10 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 25 2009

Really fun version of Midsummer Night's Dream! Interesting costumes and a great cast!

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14 events
8 reviews
10 stars
attended Oct 10 2009

Wonderful production! I was smiling throughout the whole performance - just delightful. My 12 year old daughter was on the edge of her seat.

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13 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 19 2009

I'm a big fan of Synetic, especially their wordless Shakespeare, and this production only reinforces how much I love what they do. When they are on top of their game, there's nobody better. With Dream, the sheer physicality of the casts'...continued

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 01 2009

It was very entertaining and not boring, even though it was silent. The actors were very expressive.

There was a bit too much stage fog, like all the time.

And also, remember to read over at least a summary version of a midsummers night...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 09 2009

It was awesome play, never been in the plays like this before. No words, just dances and body language. Was great experience for me and my boyfriend.

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