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Review: ‘Titus Andronicus’ at Synetic Theater

"A work of art has value only if tremors of the future run through it…" -- André Breton (1896–1966) French writer, poet, and founder of Surrealism. Artistic...

Magic Time!: ‘The Trial’ at Synetic Theater

Kafka's nightmare novel about a man named Joseph K—who is arrested, detained, and tried but never told what he has done wrong—would seem perfect...

Review: ‘The Trial’ at Synetic Theater

The creative, resourceful folk from Synetic Theater have made another date with an old friend and literary powerhouse, well beyond the “silent” Shakespeare for...

Review: ‘Hansel and Gretel’ at Synetic Theater

Synetic Theater presents a imaginative re-telling of a beloved classic with their wordless production of Hansel and Gretel. Directed and choreographed by co-adaptors Tori...

Review: ‘The Adventures of Peter Pan’ at Synetic Theater

I have to admit something: this was my first Synetic Theater production. I assure you, however, it will not be my last. I had...

Review: ‘The Mark of Cain’ at Synetic Theater

Fans of Synetic Theater's music-and movement-based works derived from classic texts will find a surprise twist in the company's latest offering. Typically, a Synetic...

Review: ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at Synetic Theater

Haunting is the word that quickly came to mind as I sat, mesmerized, rediscovering a classic of literature I thought I knew from reading...

Spine: ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at Synetic Theater

The spectacle of movement has always been Synetic's star attraction. When those primal, emotional moments fuse with a strong narrative throughline, Synetic's brilliance shines...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC, MD, and VA Are: Gassan Abbas in I Shall Not Hate at Mosaic...

In the Moment: Synetic Theater’s ‘Dante’s Inferno’

The roaring wordless “silence” of Synetic’s remount of Dante’s Inferno is potent; it will swiftly suck you into its ferment depicting what sin might...

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Synetic Theater

The music is pulsing; the performers are insanely flexible, and everything from set to costumes to lights is drenched in the fantastical for Synetic’s...

‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ at Synetic Theater

Synetic continues to plumb classic literature to find new sources of inspiration for its physical theater productions. Opening its new season, Paata Tsikurishvili and...

Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘SELF’

There are countless plays (and movies, songs, paintings, stories….) about people falling in love with other people. But what about loving yourself? If you...

Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Dream Love’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Ryan Tumulty’s devised movement piece Dream Love is a surreal combination of dance and theater, switching back and forth from...

‘The Jungle Book’ at Synetic Theater’s Teen Ensemble by Jennifer Perry

Like its adult (mainstage) counterpart, the Synetic Theater Teen Ensemble clearly has a knack for adapting well-known works of literature, highlighting the salient themes...

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