Synetic Theater's Wordless King Lear at Crystal City Theater
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The last date listed for King Lear was Sunday May 8, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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Miraculously retaining its comic timing and timeless wit more than a century later, Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) was originally published as a hilarious novel in 1889. Written as a travelogue, the lively story tells of three young men -- and a devoted terrier named Montmorency (played here by ... well, not a dog) -- on a boating holiday that quickly devolves into a series of absurd misadventures. Directed by Derek Goldman, this adaptation brings to life one of the funniest novels of all time in a must-see show. Learn More
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Synetic continues to wow me with every show. I also saw their wordless production of Dante's Inferno, and thought this was just as good. It is very helpful to arrive early enough to review the synopsis provided in the program - it definitely helps an audience member follow and appreciate what's happening on stage.
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Superb production -- one of their best wordless Shakespeares. The setting and costumes appeared very Fellini-like and were excellent. The emotion conveyed without words bowled me over. Lear going mad was such a powerful experience.
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- Learn more about performer and sound designer <a target="_blank" href="http://www.synetictheater.org/about_staff_irakli.html">Irakli Kavsadze</a>, who plays the title role in <em>King Lear</em>.
With 21 Helen Hayes Awards under its belt, Synetic Theater storms into the 2011 calendar year with Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy – King
The seventh installment of Synetic’s renowned “Silent Shakespeare” series is a provocative take on the Bard’s dramatic masterpiece. Director Paata Tsikurishvili brings lightness to this dark and violent tale of a king’s descent into madness and his search for humanity. This eye‐popping production, packed with apocalyptic visuals, farce, knife‐play and acrobatics is performed in Crystal City, VA. at the Crystal City Theater.
Overall, Synetic has earned 83 Helen Hayes Nominations and received 21 Helen Hayes Awards, garnering acclaim for its "Silent Shakespeare" repertoire (Hamlet…the rest is silence, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antony and Cleopatra and Othello).
King Lear stars Helen Hayes Award winner Irakli Kavsadze in the title role and features Ben Cunis, Philip Fletcher, Lauren Kieler, Brynn Tucker, Austin Johnson, Greg Anderson, Mirenka Cechova , Chris Galindo, Renata Loman, Peter Pereyra, Hector Reynoso, Dallas Tolentino, Ryan Tumulty and Matt Ward.