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Twelfth Night Reviews

Synetic Theater at Crystal City (Arlington, VA)

Reviews & Ratings

43 ratings
4.5 average rating
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18 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 17 2014

Who knew that a company whose typical stock in trade runs to darker and even macabre themes could create such a light frothy confection of fun? Having been a fan of the work Synetic does for years now, I’m glad to see that they can still surprise...continued

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Ilonna Borisova Red Velvet
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14 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 12 2014

My family and I enjoyed the play very much. It was delightful. Actors play was superb! As usually Synettic Theater never disappoints. I would highly recommend this play!

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14 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 17 2014

My girlfriend and I had the same reaction: this play was fun. Not amazing or life-changing, as some other Synetic productions have been (e.g. The Tempest), but Twelfth Night is a Shakespearian comedy, not drama. If you are more inclined toward...continued

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5 reviews
16 stars
attended Jan 17 2014

Wonderful. Synetic continues to amaze me. Don't miss it !

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 10 2014

Most fun show I've seen yet at Synetic. And, I understood the story perfectly, but never saw the Shakespeare production.

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3 reviews
8 stars
attended Jan 12 2014

Really came together with rousing finale.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 16 2014

Synetic has had many much better shows, this one was hard to follow, too many people on the stage doing too much at the same time.

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1 review
18 stars
attended Jan 11 2014

Fantastic! Very imaginative and quite funny. Beautiful choreography, costumes, music. Don't miss it!

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45 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 16 2014

BUY TICKETS NOW! Brilliantly conceived and impressively staged as a 1920's silent film farce, Synetic's production of Twelfth Night keeps you laughing all the way, and wondering at the talent in mime and dancing of the entire cast. Simply superb.

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37 reviews
83 stars
attended Jan 12 2014

This company specializes in turning Shakespeare on it's head! Beautifully acted, directed and costumed. I heard it tell, they went for actual Jitter-bug lessons authenticating the dances, especially the rousing finale. The audience was...continued

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28 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 17 2014

Great fun. The Synetic Theater troupe has creativity, talent, and energy to burn. Irina Tsikurishvili gave a flawless performance as Olivia, and the rest of the cast was nearly as impressive. Delightful!

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21 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 16 2014

I did not like this show. I feel empty after seeing it. Too much circus, not much of anything else.

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12 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 17 2014

Imaginative and fun -- it is a dance performance that tells a story. But not a stuffy formal dance performance, and not a story that plods along (and then this happens...). The actors manage to bring the characters to life, with movements as...continued

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10 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 12 2014

I was a little apprehensive of a silent version of Shakespeare, but the production was amazing!

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10 reviews
11 stars
attended Jan 12 2014

This was my first exposure to Synetic's Silent Shakespeare's and it was very well done. The movement was superb and the characterizations clearly delineated.

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9 reviews
-32 stars
attended Jan 10 2014

Silent Shakespeare is very innovative. The "extra" dancing at the end added to the entertainment. The theatre is small enough that no seat is bad. Well done!

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7 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 15 2014

One of the most energetic and well executed production I have ever seen!

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 12 2014

Amazing! The Synetic performers once again work their wordless magic. The audience rewarded them with revelry befitting Twelfth Night and a well-deserved standing ovation. If you've never seen them, please go. You'll wish you had discovered...continued

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 16 2014

This energetic combination of dance, mime, acrobatics, music, and silent film is a delight. Hilarious, touching, and tuneful, this is a different Twelfth Night from any you may have seen before, with exhilarating dance numbers and superb...continued

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 10 2014

A production of non-stop action and pulsating music which set Shakespeare in the roaring twenties and silent film era of Chaplin, Keaton and a host of other silent comics and visual gags. A daring concept that worked beautifully.

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