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Synetic Theater at Crystal City
Between 18th St S and 20th St S 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202
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The weather was pleasant.. I wore a nice shirt and pants. As casual or as festive as you wish..
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Use Metro. Went on a Saturday night, used the Metro trip planner and arrived at Crystal City exactly when promised.
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"Don Quixote"
7 ratings
3.7 average rating
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131 events
41 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 08 2011

I love Synetic and I love Don Quixote, but I hated this production. It had the halting awkardness of a high school drama class show. It was a bundle of bad writing and worse acting, with very little dancing (and what there was wasn't particularly...continued

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34 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 16 2011

Overall, another wonderful performance from Synetic Theater. Istrate does a great job as Don Quixote - funny and sad and not quite real (he actually looks a bit like a comic book character). I am generally somewhat disappointed when Synetic actors...continued

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11 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 16 2011

Shoot! I didn't know they would be speaking in this one! I love their silent/dance interpretations of theater, so the dialogue was unexpected. Overall I have mixed feelings about the show b/c the lead actors were so awesome... I just prefer the...continued

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For more information on Synetic’s production of Don Quixote_, read the Synopsis, and the Director’s NoteNote.pdf.


Synetic once again merges its unique physical theater style with text in its season closer, Don Quixote, written by Resident Playwright Roland Reed whose The Master and Margarita was nominated for the 2011 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident Play. Lost in the mystical world of his books, Don Quixote abandons his home and reality to become a wandering knight. This touching comedy, inspired by the surrealistic paintings of Dali and Bosch, brings the wonder of Quixote’s dreaming mind to life and focuses a satirical lens on what it means to be normal.

Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili, 2011 Helen Hayes Recipient for Outstanding Director

Choreographed by Irina Tsikurishvili

Set, Costumes, and Properties Design by Georgi Alexi-Meskhisvili

Original Music by Konstantine Lortkipanidze

Sound Design by Irakli Kavsadze

Lighting Design by Andrew F. Griffin