After Â thrilling Â audiences Â with Â its Â spectacular Â Antony Â and Â Cleopatra, Synetic Â once Â again Â infuses Â one Â of Â Shakespeareâ€™s Â most Â poignant Â tragedies Â with Â its Â â€œart Â of Â silence,â€ Â exploring Â a Â tale Â of Â love
destroyed Â by Â jealousy Â with Â its Â sixth Â wordless Â Shakespearean production, Â Othello. Â When Â the Â general Â Othello triumphantly returns Â home Â to Â the Â promise Â of Â peace Â and Â marriage, Â little Â can Â he Â know Â that Â his Â most Â trusted Â advisor Â is Â also Â one Â of Â the Â most Â fiendish Â and Â manipulative Â villains Â imaginable. Â Scandal Â is Â fueled, Â families Â and Â friendships Â destroyed, Â as Â a Â “trifle Â light Â as Â air” Â â€“ Â a Â handkerchief Â â€“ Â undoes Â them Â all.
Othello stars Â company Â members Â and Â Helen Â Hayes Â recipients Â Roger Payano Â as Â Othello Â and Â Salma Â Shaw Â as Desdemona, and Â features Â Irina Â Koval Â as Â Emilia Â and Â Scott Â Brown Â as Â Cassio. Â Othello is Â performed Â as Â part Â of Â the Â 2010 Â International VSA Â Festival, Â and Â Synetic Â is Â proud Â to welcome Â Greg Â Anderson, Â an Â accomplished Â Deaf Â actor, Â to Â its Â Main Â Stage. Â Rounding Â out Â the Â cast Â are Â Philip Â Fletcher, Â Alex Â Mills, Â Ryan Â Sellers, Â Vato Â Tsikurishvili, Â Natalie Â Berk, Â Armand Sindoni, Â Peter Â Pereyra, Â Brynn Â Tucker, Â Sarah Â Taurchini, Â and Â Matt Â Ward.
Synetic Â Theater Â is Â Washington Â DCâ€™s Â premier Â physical Â theater Â company. Â Founded Â in Â 2001 Â by Â the Â husband Â and Â wife Â team of Â Paata Â and Â Irina Â Tsikurishvili, Â Synetic Â seeks Â to Â advance Â and Â enrich Â the Â theater Â arts Â in the Â Nationâ€™s Â Capital Â through Â its Â unique Â performance Â style, Â which fuses Â the Â classical Â elements Â of Â drama, Â movement, Â dance, Â mime, Â and Â music Â into a Â distinct Â form Â of Â non-Ââ€realistic Â theater. Â This Â form Â is Â simultaneously Â avant-Ââ€garde Â and Â accessible, Â with Â a Â broad Â appeal Â to Â a Â wide, Â culturally Â diverse, Â and Â cross-Ââ€generational audiences.
For more details on the Synetic Theater and this innovative version of Othello visit: www.synetictheater.org