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  The Mark of Cain at Synetic Theater

The Mark of Cain

Synetic Theater
1800 S. Bell Street Arlington

A neo-surrealist distillation of human history, the new work The Mark of Cain is a drama seen through the eyes of the world's first criminal. As Cain makes his bloody "mark" in every corner of the world, you'll learn that the conflict between progress and morality has been there since Day 1 -- and, if you're in the front rows, you'll experience first hand the "powder zone" used to mark the murders. Was Cain a criminal or were his acts justified? Challenge your beliefs during this powerful new work at Synetic Theater.

Thru - Aug 13, 2017

Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Box Office: 800-494-8497

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BroadwayWorld - Highly Recommended

"...THE MARK OF CAIN is a heavy piece of theater, but more importantly, a beautifully executed and inventive show. It creates a relevant conversation on modern society through a story that is almost as old as time itself."
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Hannah Menchhoff

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...The Mark of Cain is a bold breakthrough for Synetic Theater, and an eloquent, unexpected experience to behold. It will leave its mark in your imagining."
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John Stoltenberg

MD Theatre Guide - Recommended

"...As the production progresses, the fine-tuned partnership of the design team becomes clear. Composer Koki Lortkipanidze and music director Irakli Kavasadze create a dynamic soundtrack that charts the historic and emotional journey of the piece, as instrumentals give way to the synth pop of the present day. Simple costuming by Alison Samantha Johnson allows for characters' easy transitions between time periods. Brian Allard's tonal lighting design mirrors the story's emotional registers of anger, calm, or chaos."
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Norah Dick

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

"...It is impressive how Paata Tsikurishvili, founding artistic director of Synetic who also directed and helped devise this show, uses so many genres and emotions in service of one simple story. We all expect the ending, but this show shines in how much beauty and even fun it makes depicting humanity's downfall."
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Marshall Bradshaw

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