Venue Details

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Synetic Theater at Crystal City
Between 18th St S and 20th St S 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202
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Paul Garcia
Free public garage for Crystal City underground, entry after 4p
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Paul Garcia
Eat beforehand, or plan extra hours to eat nearby
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Paul Garcia
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Crystal City metro is 1/2 block away.
info Oct 27 2011 star this tip starred
Crystal City Marriott right next door has a really nice, newly-renovated bar for food and drinks.
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Goldstar Member
Free underground parking entrance on 20th St to left of Marriott
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Reviews & Ratings

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40 reviews
27 stars
attended Nov 06 2011

Possibly the best Synetic production I've seen. Terrific choreography and performances and a very striking production design. The score was a bit ordinary, but everything else about this show was extraordinary.

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13 reviews
30 stars
attended Oct 26 2011

Even if the play weren't great in and of itself (which it was), the choreography / athleticism shown by the actors would be worth going for on its own (!). (The other... continued

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13 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 19 2011

Synetic always has something inspired to share with viewers. There's so much more to interpret and enjoy when it's not the traditional spoken play. Thanks for another performance I'm glad to have been able to attend.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Smashing production… a genre that it has all but reinvented–vacuuming out the dialogue in Shakespeare’s greatest works and redecorating with mesmerizing movement… scorching physicality… a marvelous infusion of up-to-the-minute visual technique.” – The Washington Post
“Othello wows without words…Synetic is certainly one of the most innovative theater arts organizations in the DC area, indeed, in the US.” – DC Examiner


Fresh off of its nine Helen Hayes Award Nominations and three Awards, Synetic’s edgy, mind-bending take on Othello will work its magic on the Crystal City stage.

The machinations of Iago are as labyrinthine and dark as the struggles of his mind, and these are all made manifest in Othello. The rapid ascent of the powerful Othello and his love affair with the beautiful Desdemona is thrilling to watch, but it literally fractures the jealous Iago. Themes of love, jealousy, race and perception are explored through the use of onstage projections, a shifting geometric set, and the swirling choreography and physical expression of Synetic’s performers and creators. Othello represents a bold new step in the evolution of the silent theater for which Synetic has become acclaimed.

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.