$23 Adult Tickets to Synetic Theater’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ ($45 Value). Buy Here for 9/19 8 p.m. show. See Below for Other Dates.

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In a Nutshell

  • Critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare classic
  • Sold out at the Kennedy Center
  • Choose from five dates
  • Free Parking Garage
  • Walking distance from the Metro

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Promotional value expires Sep 20, 2009. Amount paid never expires. Seats will be assigned prior to show date based on availability. 100 tickets available per show date. Expires on date of show. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Buy here for September 19 at 8 p.m.

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After a sold-out run at the Kennedy Center, Synetic Theater’s critically acclaimed, wordless production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, and Groupon has the hot ticket: $23 for adult seats (a $45 value, though student and senior/military tickets are $20 and $40, respectively). Today’s deal puts you close enough to get sprayed by errant fairy dust at nearly half the price.

Shakespeare’s fantastical tale of magic, romance, and mischief effortlessly translates in the hands of Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili, artistic director and choreographer of Synetic Theater, who blend the physical arts of dance, mime, and dramatic movement in a truly universal adaptation of the Bard’s comedic masterpiece. This kind of visual spectacle transcends old-timey dialogue, so those who eschew Shakespeare’s rich Elizabethan verbiage will have no excuse for staying home to watch So, You Think You Can Cupcake. The Tsikurishvilis have assembled a physically talented cast for their farce, including the fluidly comic Alex Mills as Puck, who, according to the DC Examiner’s Doug Krentzlin, “demonstrates breathtaking acrobatic and contortion abilities.”

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Note: Only 100 tickets are available for each performance.

Reviews

Synetic’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has received acclaim in the Washington Post, DC Theater Scene, the Washington Times, and Examiner.com. Peter Marks lauds the athleticism and expressive physical power of Synetic’s Midsummer:

  • The Tsikurishvilis have amped up the wow factor by recruiting a powerfully athletic breed of young performer. The fearlessness of the dancing actors provides Irina the chance to dabble in choreography as extreme sport. As apt illumination for a plot filled with merry accidents, her dances flirt wondrously with disaster. – Peter Marks, Washington Post

The Washington Times also praises Midsummer, remarking on the physicality and potent atmosphere established by Synetic:

  • Synetic’s “Midsummer” is rife with mystical beauty - the scenes of the fairies attending to Titania and the shimmery dances between her and Oberon exude Oriental flair. The exoticism is enhanced by Mr. Mills’ extraordinary portrayal of Puck. With his seemingly boneless limbs and torso, he shape-shifts effortlessly into an array of otherworldly creatures. – Jayne Blanchard, Washington Times

Much Ado About Knock-Offs

William Jefferson Shakespeare, or The Barb, as they called him for his prickly beard, was—and remains—one of the English language’s greatest storytellers. In fact, many contemporary narratives are slyly derived from Shakespeare’s works—without due credit—but once the audience is made aware, the similarities are unmistakable:

  • Toejam and Earl: Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Independence Day: Henry V, Richard III, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, probably
  • The DaVinci Code: Half Macbeth, half-true story
  • Rush Hour Trilogy: Romeo and Juliet
  • Monopoly: Othello
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