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As Hamlet famously monologued to poor Yorrick’s skull, “Be all my sins remembered.” That may be what Shakespeare wrote, but that’s not what you’ll hear in Synetic Theater’s wordless performance of Hamlet…The Rest is Silence. Ten years ago, Synetic founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili shredded all the pages from Shakespeare’s most famous play and instead performed it without speech. The result was a mélange of music, rhythmic movement, and light that was acclaimed by critics and won the company its first three Helen Hayes Awards. Now, to celebrate a decade of performance and the completion of nine more silent Shakespeare productions, the Tsikurishvilis have resurrected the play that put the Crystal City theater on the map. Whether you witnessed the original run is irrelevant—the new performance represents 10 years’ worth of honed skills and new techniques. Expect plenty of visual and aural stimulation without the risk of an actor forgetting his or her lines. The play runs March 13 to April 6 at Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. $15–$35. (703) 824-8060. synetictheater.org.