If the first installment Hamlet...the rest is silence surprised Washington audiences with its silence, Synetic's second Silent Shakespeare production took the area by storm with a "titanic clash of blood and thunder." One of the most successful Synetic productions of all time, Macbeth, returns with its dark tale of ambition, bloodlust and the supernatural. In 2008, Macbeth was the recipient of five Helen Hayes Awards after being nominated for 11. Set in a dark, impressionistic, military world, Macbeth is a swirl of murder, madness and self-destruction, exploring the outsized ambitions of a husband and wife. Macbeth stars Irakli Kavsadze (2008 Helen Hayes Nominee Outstanding Lead Actor) as the doomed king and Irina Tsikurishvili (2008 Helen Hayes Nominee Outstanding Lead Actress) as Lady Macbeth.