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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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4.4 / 5 Rated by 14 members
Review from Goldstar Member

Synetic continues to wow me with every show. I also saw their wordless production of Dante's Inferno, and thought this was just as good. It is very helpful to arrive early enough to review the synopsis provided in the program - it definitely helps...continued

reviewed May 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from kevharb

Not Synetic's best work, but still interesting and enjoyable. The piece would've flowed better/been more coherent if the subplot had been simplified or trimmed. However, the costumes, makeup, performers and score were very good. Enjoyed the...continued

reviewed May 07 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from DC Culture Connoisseurs

went to see King Lear at the Synethics. WOW ! They told the story of King Lear without uttering a word. They did it with dance and physical gesture. Very drammatic effects thru facial expression, lightning, and physical movements. I definitely...continued

reviewed May 08 2011 report as inappropriate
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With 21 Helen Hayes Awards under its belt, Synetic Theater storms into the 2011 calendar year with Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy – King Lear.

The seventh installment of Synetic’s renowned “Silent Shakespeare” series is a provocative take on the Bard’s dramatic masterpiece. Director Paata Tsikurishvili brings lightness to this dark and violent tale of a king’s descent into madness and his search for humanity. This eye‐popping production, packed with apocalyptic visuals, farce, knife‐play and acrobatics is performed in Crystal City, VA. at the Crystal City Theater.

Overall, Synetic has earned 83 Helen Hayes Nominations and received 21 Helen Hayes Awards, garnering acclaim for its “Silent Shakespeare” repertoire (Hamlet…the rest is silence, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, _Antony and Cleopatra _and Othello).

King Lear stars Helen Hayes Award winner Irakli Kavsadze in the title role and features Ben Cunis, Philip Fletcher, Lauren Kieler, Brynn Tucker, Austin Johnson, Greg Anderson, Mirenka Cechova , Chris Galindo, Renata Loman, Peter Pereyra, Hector Reynoso, Dallas Tolentino, Ryan Tumulty and Matt Ward.

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