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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Synetic Theater: Antony and Cleopatra

Peter Marks raves about Synetic Theater's Antony and Cleopatra in today's Post.

Synetic's dance spectacle always offers something very unique to DC art and theater. Host and Guest and Dante were very engaging, interesting shows. The former shed some light on the South Ossetian conflict then raging in 2008. The latter shed some light on the Inferno and, well, some of DC's renowned sexy bodies. But I haven't been quite as blown away by Synetic as I was at my first experience there: Carmen. Certainly the novelty played a big factor in my Carmen experience. I'd never seen anything like it before. But also the over-the-top love affair at Carmen's heart made a perfect match for Synetic's singular style. So I'm greatly looking forward to seeing what Synetic does with Antony and Cleopatra. Love affairs don't get much bigger than that one. Plus, it will be nice to see what Synetic can do with the resources available to them at the Lansburgh. It should be an upgrade over their usual digs at what Marks aptly dubs "an ill-fitting conference center in Rosslyn."

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