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“Very interesting theater” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Synetic Theater

Synetic Theater
2611 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 103, Arlington, VA 22202
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Rockville, Md.
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“Very interesting theater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We have been to Synetic many times, and we have almost always enjoyed the performances. They are very inventive and unlike most dance theaters you will go to. In my opinion, their wordless Shakepearean performances are the best. And the Metro stop couldn't be more convenient!

Visited January 2013
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Washington, DC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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“One of the most powerful and unusual theatre experiences”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I have been to several of the Synetic Theatre's productions of Shakespeare plays without words. And I will be back for more. Without dialogue, it is useful to know the plot line. But the acting is so powerful, that's not even necessary.

Visited March 2013
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Philadelphia, PA
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“Physical, sexy, high-tech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Synetic's brand of theater blends narrative, movement, technology and a visceral approach that's compelling. While not every show is a home run, they are consistently inventive. The theater is easily reached by Metro. There's not much around for dinner/drinks, so you're better off eating elsewhere and then driving/training to the theater. It's a 5-minute walk from the Crystal City metro station, and can be reached without going outside.

Visited October 2012
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Surprisingly delightful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Beloved and I went to see Jekyll and Hyde. Not having done my homework I did not realize this was a wordless show. It was a great surprise that the lead and supporting cast were phenomenal. My thinking was this would be campy, and although there were moments where they came close to the campy line...a Michael Jacksonesqe dance number comes to mind...the line was balanced. It was exciting and gave me a full understanding of "physical theatre". It was a powerful and very sexy 90 minutes. This particular show is NOT for children or those that are sensative to sexuality. We loved it.

Visited September 2012
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Northern NM
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“Jeckyll & Hyde”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Play is a different take on the old story. No dialogue. The basic story is okay & the actor playing the main character is pretty good w/a lot of physical flexibility required. Uses dancers in gas masks & a big TV as important parts which frankly I didn't get.

Visited October 2012
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