Beyond Dialogue: Shakespeare's Othello -- Silent Theater from Synetic
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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest, is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. Learn More
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Featured review from Margaret Wohler
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We were wondering how Synetic could perform Othello without words...and wow, they did it! Amazing performance...absolutely pyrotechnic movements, clever sets and staging, no dull moments. I loved how they acted out idioms that everyone could understand, universally...great for non-English speakers or hearing impaired. Fantastic production...kudos
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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 and I already expected to love it ;) .)
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“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.