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The Picture of Dorian Gray Reviews

Synetic Theater at Crystal City (Arlington, VA)

Reviews & Ratings

43 ratings
3.7 average rating
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95 events
55 reviews
42 stars
attended Sep 29 2013

Great performance as usual. Warning this show is definitely not for the modest blushing types or those under 16 yrs old. My only negative is that they left the screen up after intermission (I later realized why) but it made the actors hard to...continued

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Sometimes too critical Red Velvet
49 events
23 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

Not so sure that this performance is satisfying. Maybe simply because the subject is DARK. Choreography is key and paramount in this novel genre of dance theatre. Here, there were fine pieces of movement. But I grew weary of the in-your-face...continued

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40 events
17 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

Interesting interpretation, but a bit overdone in my view. A little too advante guard and the dance a bit much. Worth seeing but not a typical play.

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Ilonna Borisova Red Velvet
21 events
14 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 29 2013

My friend and I enjoyed the play very much. We could feel all the emotions the actors expressed. Beautiful and talking decorations, music and lights. One word --- great!

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46 events
14 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

When they produce silent plays Synetic is amazing. However, when there is dialogue their productions lose their magic, as in this play and in the Three Musketeers. Seems like most of their actors are chosen for their physicality but are not good...continued

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28 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 27 2013

The Synetic cast always gives it their all, putting tremendous energy behind talent and hard work, and "The Picture of Dorian Gray" was no exception. It was an enjoyable evening. This Synetic play uses the spoken word, which I do not enjoy as much...continued

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20 reviews
14 stars
attended Sep 29 2013

The play was outstanding; the visual effects were very good. Kudos to the Synetic Theater and Goldstar for providing a great play at a discount rate.

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16 reviews
14 stars
attended Oct 02 2013

Very interesting play with much motion. Based very loosely on Oscar Wilde's story. The orgy scene went on for too long. Don't bring your mother.

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13 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

performance was very true to original 194x movie. Dancing was awesome. Location is a few steps from Crystal City Metro.

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41 events
13 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

There were certainly audience members who enjoyed enough for applause on their feet, but this presentation completely turned me off. I know the story, so the material is not a surprise, but the staging was something I just couldn't accept. I...continued

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11 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 27 2013

What the company does best is its unique approach to combining movement, staging, mime, set design, sound design, costumes and lighting. All of the above were excellent in Picture of Dorian Gray - the transparent panels were among the genius...continued

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8 reviews
31 stars
attended Sep 29 2013

Really liked it! Maybe not as innovative as other shows but very good!

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12 events
7 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

I was surprised that Synetic used so much spoken text. I thought it actually dragged the performance into the realm of mediocre. What I love is the challenge an all-movement performance gives to an audience, especially for well-known texts. The...continued

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14 events
6 reviews
12 stars
attended Sep 29 2013

More dialogue than previous Synetic plays I've attended... choreography brilliant as always. Interesting story - if not familiar, definitely read the synopsis before the start !

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 29 2013

I found the performance to be very engaging, very physical, very sexy. I really enjoyed it!

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12 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 03 2013

I love Synetic's energy, but this play would be better titled "The Porn of Dorian Gray". I have had hit or miss experiences with Synetic. This was a disappointment. I noticed that many theater goers left at intermission, ourselves included. ...continued

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 03 2013

Very enjoyable. Good choreography and never boring.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 27 2013

Great performance from the Synetic Theater once again. Would definitely recommend going.

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15 events
4 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 02 2013

The show was incredible! I've been impressed by Synetic before, and I love the novel so very much, so I had high expectations going in. All those expectations were blown away. The play was acted with such passion and meaning by the actors,...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 29 2013

I generally appreciate Synetic's unusual interpretation of its chosen material, but some of the wordless movement scenes went on so long they seemed merely self indulgent rather than serving the story. Unfortunately, I can't recommend this...continued

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