Synetic Closes Its Season With an Original Adaptation of Don Quixote
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The last date listed for Don Quixote was Thursday June 23, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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The acclaimed Synetic Theater has stunned and impressed audiences and critics alike with their wordless productions of Shakespeare's works, which include the award-winning Hamlet, Othello, Romeo and Juliet and others. Now an intriguing Twelfth Night, this one set in the 1920s, joins their "Silent Shakespeare" repertoire. Synetic co-founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili direct and star in the Bard's beloved comic tale. Twelfth Night tells the tale of fraternal twins Viola and Sebastian, separated in a strange new land. Having survived a shipwreck and believing her brother Sebastian has been lost, Viola falls hopelessly in love with Duke Orsino and disguises herself as a man to enter his world so she can be near him. A mix of comedy, tragedy and biting social commentary, this unique production is not to be missed. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from kevharb
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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 noteworthy). Even the music, which is usually very good at Synetic shows, was unremarkable. Save your money and wait for the next Synetic production. Skip this one.
Quotes & Highlights
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.