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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 stars
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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"Speak No More: Othello"
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131 events
41 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 06 2011

Possibly the best Synetic production I've seen. Terrific choreography and performances and a very striking production design. The score was a bit ordinary, but everything else about this show was extraordinary.

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16 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 04 2011

My husband and I went to the performance and greatly enjoyed it. As others have reviewed already, while without words, the quality of actors is so good that you do not need words, and other media supplement well. This is a second play in a trio...continued

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15 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 19 2011

Synetic always has something inspired to share with viewers. There's so much more to interpret and enjoy when it's not the traditional spoken play. Thanks for another performance I'm glad to have been able to attend.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Smashing production… a genre that it has all but reinvented–vacuuming out the dialogue in Shakespeare’s greatest works and redecorating with mesmerizing movement… scorching physicality… a marvelous infusion of up-to-the-minute visual technique.” – The Washington Post
“Othello wows without words…Synetic is certainly one of the most innovative theater arts organizations in the DC area, indeed, in the US.” – DC Examiner


Fresh off of its nine Helen Hayes Award Nominations and three Awards, Synetic’s edgy, mind-bending take on Othello will work its magic on the Crystal City stage.

The machinations of Iago are as labyrinthine and dark as the struggles of his mind, and these are all made manifest in Othello. The rapid ascent of the powerful Othello and his love affair with the beautiful Desdemona is thrilling to watch, but it literally fractures the jealous Iago. Themes of love, jealousy, race and perception are explored through the use of onstage projections, a shifting geometric set, and the swirling choreography and physical expression of Synetic’s performers and creators. Othello represents a bold new step in the evolution of the silent theater for which Synetic has become acclaimed.