Beyond Dialogue: Shakespeare's Othello -- Silent Theater from Synetic
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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 (and featuring D.C. theater favorites Tim Getman, Tom Story, Rob Jansen and Alex Mills), this adaptation brings to life one of the funniest novels of all time in a must-see show. 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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“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.