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“One of the most powerful and unusual theatre experiences” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Synetic Theater

Synetic Theater
Ranked #26 of 85 things to do in Arlington
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Washington, DC
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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“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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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“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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Richmond, Virginia
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“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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113 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“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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Arlington, Virginia
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Theatre At Its Finest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Synetic is one of the top theatre companies in the DC metro area. We see many theatrical productions around the country each year, and Synetic is on the top of our list. You can bet that the shows will have incredible production values - lighting, original music, and choreography are always top notch. The talent of the performers is astounding.
Do not be afraid to attend just because there are no words - no words are needed to understand their brilliance.
Highly recommended for locals and visitors alike. Go see them and be amazed. Then go out for dinner/drinks and talk for hours about what you just witnessed.

Visited December 2011
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