Jekyll and Hyde

Sept. 20—Oct. 21 $15–$55
Synetic Theater at Crystal City
1800 South Bell St., Arlington, VA 22202
(800) 494-8497
Good ultimately triumphs over evil in Synetic Theater's Jekyll and Hyde, as it must, but not before evil has a long, showy spell in the spotlight. The seven deadlies have always been seductive territory for the creative types at Washington's standout movement-theater company, of course, but rarely have they reveled so lustily in the carnage and the carnal. Synetic's wordless adaptation relocates Robert Louis Stevenson's 19th-century allegory to a steampunked present day; Victorian collars pair with hiking boots and welder’s goggles. The sense of ensemble is strong, but the show rightly belongs to charismatic contortionist Alex Mills. He creates two silent but thoroughly communicative physical languages for the tempted but tight-assed Jekyll and the lascivious, libertine Hyde. You'll want to consult the program notes; narrative clarity takes a backseat to style and staging necessities. But as dark spectacle, this is one horror show that truly delivers the gruesome goods. (TG)

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