Saturday, June 26, 2010

Things to Do: Othello (Silent but Deadly)

Last week, I ran into several alums from college at a happy hour.  I was connected with one by the name of Roger Payano, who informed me that he would be starring in an adaption of the legendary play Othello.  The play is currently being performed at the Kennedy Center and will run through July 3.

From what I've read, this version of Othello is very unique. The performance is being put on by the Synetic Theater, DC's Premier Physical Theatre. Each year 1 out of their 4 stage plays is a Shakespearean play, the twist is that it's completely "SILENT" meaning that the story of Othello is told by dance, music, fight choreography and emoting through the body.

The play has received numerous rave reviews from local outlets including, The Washington Post, The Washington City Paper, and The Examiner.

To catch a glimpse of the essence of this unparalleled performance, view the trailer here. For more information and to purchase tickets for one of the last remaining shows (July 1-3), please click here.

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