Venue Details

120 Star Starred
Synetic Theater at Crystal City
Between 18th St S and 20th St S 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202
800-494-8497
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Ilonna Borisova
The weather was sunny and a bit chilly. I wore a sweater, a skirt and booties.
Twelfth Night dress Jan 13 2014 star this tip starred
Helena
metro is very convenient and you don't have to go out on the street to access the theatre
Twelfth Night travel Jan 12 2014 star this tip starred

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41 reviews
23 stars
attended Jun 08 2011

I love Synetic and I love Don Quixote, but I hated this production. It had the halting awkardness of a high school drama class show. It was a bundle of bad writing and worse acting, with very little dancing (and what there was wasn't particularly...continued

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26 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 16 2011

Overall, another wonderful performance from Synetic Theater. Istrate does a great job as Don Quixote - funny and sad and not quite real (he actually looks a bit like a comic book character). I am generally somewhat disappointed when Synetic actors...continued

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jl
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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 16 2011

Shoot! I didn't know they would be speaking in this one! I love their silent/dance interpretations of theater, so the dialogue was unexpected. Overall I have mixed feelings about the show b/c the lead actors were so awesome... I just prefer the...continued

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More Information

Website

http://synetictheater.org/mainstage/donquixote.html

Quotes & Highlights

For more information on Synetic’s production of Don Quixote_, read the Synopsis, and the Director’s NoteNote.pdf.

Description

Synetic once again merges its unique physical theater style with text in its season closer, Don Quixote, written by Resident Playwright Roland Reed whose The Master and Margarita was nominated for the 2011 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident Play. Lost in the mystical world of his books, Don Quixote abandons his home and reality to become a wandering knight. This touching comedy, inspired by the surrealistic paintings of Dali and Bosch, brings the wonder of Quixote’s dreaming mind to life and focuses a satirical lens on what it means to be normal.

Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili, 2011 Helen Hayes Recipient for Outstanding Director

Choreographed by Irina Tsikurishvili

Set, Costumes, and Properties Design by Georgi Alexi-Meskhisvili

Original Music by Konstantine Lortkipanidze

Sound Design by Irakli Kavsadze

Lighting Design by Andrew F. Griffin

About the Ticket Supplier: Synetic Theater

Founded in 2001 by the husband and wife team of Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili, Synetic Theater is DC's Premier Physical Theater, whose mission is to be the premier American physical theater, fusing dynamic art forms--such as text, drama, movement, acrobatics, dance, and music, by producing world-class physical theater for all ages, educating the next generation of artists and physical theater professionals, and promoting this distinct form of theater nationally and internationally through community outreach and touring programs. Synetic's unique performance style is simultaneously avant-garde and accessible, with a broad appeal to a wide, culturally diverse, and cross-generational audience.