Venue Details

Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre
Next to Artisphere 1611 N. Kent St. Arlington, VA 22206
703-875-1100
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 49 members
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 20 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
119 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
88 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
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Quotes & Highlights

“[Director Paata] Tsikurishvili balances slapstick and lyricism to make poetry. Don’t for a minute think of this as ‘silent’ Shakespeare.” —The Washington Post
“Delightfully mischievous … retains the romance and magic of Shakespeare’s comedy.” —The Washington Times
“Astonishing.” —Washington City Paper

Description

Based on the play by William Shakespeare

Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili

Choreographed by Irina Tsikurishvili

Adaptation and fight choreography  by Ben Cunis

Set and costume design by Anastasia R. Simes

Synetic brings this smash hit to Rosslyn Spectrum after its sold-out run at the Kennedy Center. Don’t miss your chance to see this fantastical, darkly playful game of love, mistaken identity, and the supernatural. Synetic’s fourth installment of its “Silent Shakespeare” series (following wordless adaptations of Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet) brings this time-honored favorite to new life with signature bravado and dramatic physicality.

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