Midsummer 090809
4.8 / 5 Rated by 49 members
Review from Kenneth Z.
15 events 6 reviews

The music, costumes, and choreography were awesome and made the play come to life eventhough it was a silent production.

reviewed Sep 19 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from catherine androus
48 events 3 reviews

The best as always when you attend a performance at Synetic. Superb staging ,acting, timing , everything was more than perfect. Run , don't walk and miss this exceptional night at the theatre.
I consider having Synetic here in this city , one of...continued

reviewed Sep 25 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from jor.
2 events 2 reviews

The show was fantastic! Being wordless didn't seem to limit them in any fashion, as the story was told masterfully. The music, dance, exaggerated efforts of the actors; all came together well. Nothing was spared for the hilarious romp in the woods...continued

reviewed Sep 24 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from kevharb
Red Velvet 131 events 41 reviews

This was really good. It's not one of my favorite of Shakespeare's works, but I enjoyed it. Think it might be better without words. The performer who portrayed Puck moved in ways I didn't think a human body could.

reviewed Sep 25 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Isabelle A. Badoux
Red Velvet 39 events 19 reviews

I've been a Synetic fan since the first time they staged "Dracula" in 2005 (can't wait to see it again). The sheer physical talent and athleticism of the performers is always magnificent and this time was no exception. Add to that their sense of...continued

reviewed Sep 24 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from baf
118 events 68 reviews

Parts of the play were wonderful--Puck was amazing! But there was a play w/in a play that my husband and I frankly found distracting, and we lost interest about 1/2-way through. Surprised it got such a great write-up in The Post.

reviewed Sep 25 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Phoebe
87 events 34 reviews

Great fun--enchanting--lovely dance interspersed with physical comedy. A talented cast. The plus is that, while Shakespeare's fairies usually seem limited to homosapien status through use of language, the purely physical expression allows the...continued

reviewed Sep 25 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Charles H.
60 events 28 reviews

Excellent. Highly recommended. Go see it.

reviewed Oct 02 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Marcia
112 events 20 reviews

The actor who played Puck is every bit as spectacular as everyone says he is. The rest of the cast is good too, and I found the production enjoyable. Just not quite as good as Synetic's Dante. This group has set a high standard!

reviewed Oct 01 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Zara Karabekian
26 events 18 reviews

It was great! This is the first comedy I saw by Synetic and it was delightful.
As always, unique theatrical interpretations, great performances, original costumes and superb musical arrangements!

reviewed Sep 27 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Alla Cole
30 events 16 reviews

I simply LOVED LOVED LOVED the play! The acting was fantastic. It made me laugh. The humor, sarcasm, the farce, the love, the beauty...it had it all!

reviewed Sep 24 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Paul Garcia
56 events 16 reviews

If you have the chance to see this performance before Dracula replaces it, please do. While I'm not sure where the birth of Puck came from, the show was a comic joy. A bit thick with the fog machine, but the dancers clearly enjoy this performance...continued

reviewed Sep 25 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from jl
20 events 11 reviews

Really fun version of Midsummer Night's Dream! Interesting costumes and a great cast!

reviewed Sep 25 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Aunt Kippy
22 events 11 reviews

Synetic's performances are amazing. I love Shakespeare and this is my favorite comedy so I've seen lots of performances. I didn't think I would like one without words so much. Great fun!

reviewed Sep 25 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan B
34 events 11 reviews

This production was absolutely magical. I couldn't believe that they would be able to get the complicated plot across without words, but they managed. More than any other staging I have seen, also, this captured the play's paradoxes: it was both...continued

reviewed Oct 09 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Karren Doniger
21 events 11 reviews

This show is pure joy! Everything about it is theater at its best. Special applause goes to PUCK; what an amazing body he has. Still can't figure out how he produced a pot belly to mimic his fellow actor.

reviewed Sep 18 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Suzanne Lawrence
18 events 8 reviews

Wonderful production! I was smiling throughout the whole performance - just delightful. My 12 year old daughter was on the edge of her seat.

reviewed Oct 10 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
13 events 5 reviews

I'm a big fan of Synetic, especially their wordless Shakespeare, and this production only reinforces how much I love what they do. When they are on top of their game, there's nobody better. With Dream, the sheer physicality of the casts'...continued

reviewed Sep 19 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from River Fan
17 events 5 reviews

It was very entertaining and not boring, even though it was silent. The actors were very expressive.

There was a bit too much stage fog, like all the time.

And also, remember to read over at least a summary version of a midsummers night...continued

reviewed Oct 01 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Zlatka
6 events 4 reviews

It was awesome play, never been in the plays like this before. No words, just dances and body language. Was great experience for me and my boyfriend.

reviewed Oct 09 2009 report as inappropriate
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