The Picture of Dorian Gray Sept. 26–Nov. 3 at Synetic Theater

This much we know about Synetic Theater’s production of The Picture of Dorian Gray: There is an actual script, which will be read by actors who say lines. We know this because the theater company, which is best known for its wordless adaptations of Shakespearean plays, participated in the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival earlier this month, and tweeted that it was having “readings.” The company’s last scripted effort, The Three Musketeers, featured remarkably better dialogue than some past productions, so here’s hoping this adaptation does Oscar Wilde’s novel justice. Synetic has a solid track record for casting Washington’s young and beautiful actors in alluring roles, so witty or not, there are plenty of reasons to see this show about the perils of eternal youth.

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