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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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5.0 / 5 Rated by 13 members
Review from Margaret Wohler
15 events 2 reviews

We were wondering how Synetic could perform Othello without words...and wow, they did it! Amazing performance...absolutely pyrotechnic movements, clever sets and staging, no dull moments. I loved how they acted out idioms that everyone could...continued

reviewed Oct 19 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from kevharb
Red Velvet 131 events 41 reviews

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.

reviewed Nov 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Paul Garcia
56 events 16 reviews

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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“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.

<em>Parade</em> The Victorian Lyric Opera Company Presents <em>La Perichole</em> <em>Fickle: A Fancy French Farce</em> <em>James and the Giant Peach Jr.</em> <em>Fun Home</em> Cherry Blossom/Springtime Harbor Cruise