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Address: 2611 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 103, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone Number: 1 703.824.8060
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Very unique and intimated theater

We went with friends to watch the count of Montecristo. The show was excellent despite the financial limitations placed on such small company and yet they clearly have the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2016
marcoremiatzky
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Culpeper, Virginia
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Culpeper, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We went with friends to watch the count of Montecristo. The show was excellent despite the financial limitations placed on such small company and yet they clearly have the discipline of any international colleagues. For purists note the many historical errors which can be attributed to either the director interpretation or the lack of research on their part. Never the... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We are regulars at this theatre. I never know how to describe them, are they actors who can dance incredibly well or are they dancers who can act incredibly well? Whatever the case may be (and I think it's a bit of both), this is one of the most unique theater experiences you can get, and they never disappoint! I... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Yes, the first time I went to a Shakespeare play at Synetic, and learned that no words would actually be spoken, I was.... Speechless. Shakespeare without words? How is that even possible? But not only is it possible, Synetic does it brilliantly. Now I'm hooked on their ethereal, exotic, otherworldly, mesmerizing form of dance, acrobatics, pantomime....which all understates the qualities... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I have been a season subscriber to Synetic Theater for a number of years. They never cease to amaze me. Paata and his wife are phenomenal. And they have really gifted actors. Whether it is one of their wordless Shakespeare productions or another show with speaking parts, I am always amazed by the compelling physical performances. If you have never... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This theater is small-ish and cozy so there really are no bad seats. So, the theater is great. I was there and saw A Midsummer Night's Dream… which was good and strange. Most plays have some level of interpretation but this one was… out there a bit. Now, was it still good, yes. Were the costumes colorful, yes. Would I... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have now seen two shows at Synetic - Portrait of Dorian Gray and Midsummer Night's Dream. Both were beautifully done, and the actors all flawlessly blend silent expression, dance, and acrobatics. The shows at Synetic have a rawer feel than those of other theatre companies, and sometimes it's a bit edgier, which makes for fantastic evenings out.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Be sure to see any play in their Silent Shakespeare series. It will knock your socks off. And their other offerings will expand your horizons. The incredible staging is brilliant and exciting, and the deft and daring physicality of the actors will make you swear to get to the gym more often. GO TO THIS THEATRE !!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A fun smaller theater set inside a mall. The actors were great and the ambiance was fun. The show we saw was in its early runs and seemed to run without a hitch. Waiting for the theater to open its doors it did get a little crowded in the mezzanine.

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Peoples' Republic of Boulder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

You have to look a bit for the theater - in the Crystal City Underground, across from the parking - but the experience once you get there is well worth it. Beauty and the Beast was told through acting, acrobatics, "shadow theater," pantomime, beautiful lighting, and a bit of narration. A beautiful, creative experience. The theater is only a couple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We are 'theater buffs', being subscribers to Synetic for a number of years now. We also go to numerous other theaters in the Arlington, DC, MD area and are volunteer ushers at a few more. (Some people spend time and $$$ golfing, fishing, going to pro sports, collecting toy trains ... we go to the theater.) Synetic T in Crystal... More 

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