Synetic Theater to Open 2014-15 Season with New Adaptation of THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, 10/1-11/2

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Synetic Theater to Open 2014-15 Season with New Adaptation of THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, 10/1-11/2

Synetic Theater will open its 2014/2015 season with a new adaptation of HG Wells' haunting novel The Island of Dr. Moreau directed by and starring Paata Tsikurishvili.

Sometime in the future, a shipwrecked survivor is rescued to a remote island inhabited by the deranged Dr. Moreau and his "children" - experimental human-like animals or animal-like humans. This highly physical and immersive tale set to original and haunting music will create an intriguing and horrifying world to remember. The show will run October 1 through November, 2 2014. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at www.synetictheater.org. or by calling 866.811.4111.

The Island of Dr. Moreau begins performances October 1 and runs Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm through November 2. Performances are at the Synetic Theater, Crystal City, VA - 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA 22202.

During the regular run of the show, performance times will be as follows: Wednesday - Saturday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are priced at $35 and up. Student tickets start at $15. Senior citizens and military receive $5 off. Group discounts are available. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.synetictheater.org.

Special events:
$10 Preview - Wednesday, October 1

$5 Childcare Matinee - Sunday, October 5
Childcare available at our on-site studio for $5 per child from noon-4pm on Sunday October 5.

ASL Interpreted Performance - Wednesday, October 8

$25 Young Professionals Night - Wednesday, October 8
With pre-show Happy Hour at Jaleo Crystal City.

$25 Pride Night - Wednesday, October 15
Pre-show Happy Hour reception with a selection of free appetizers at Freddie's Beach bar in Crystal City.

Vampire's Ball - Friday, October 31
The annual Vampire's Ball includes tickets to the performance and post-show party with open bar, costume contest and dancing!

Synetic's 2014/15 Season continues in December with Beauty and the Beast.

In this brand new adaptation directed by Company Member Ben Cunis and adapted by Ben and Peter Cunis (The Three Musketeers, Genesis Reboot) and produced by Paata Tsikurishvili, Synetic nimble actors and innovative theatrical effects will recreate the darkness and sensuality of the original French fairytale. Synetic will transform this classic gothic romance into a visual dream full of wonder and mystery. The show will run December 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015.

In February, Synetic will present their 11th "wordless Shakespeare" adapatation,Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Paata Tsikurishvili. Confirmed bachelor Benedick and equally independent Beatrice will spar, court, and plot in this passionate, sexy and funny version of Much Ado About Nothing. The show will run February 11 through March 15, 2015.

The 2014/15 Season will conclude in May with Hunting Cockroaches. Directed by guest artist Serge Seiden, Hunting Cockroaches examines the plight of a pair of immigrant artists who were once successful in their countries. Struggling in their new culture, the couple reflect on their past experiences during a sleepless night in their Lower East Side apartment. Synetic Co-Founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili, immigrants themselves, star together for the first time since 2010 in this vibrant dark comedy. The play written by Janusz Glowacki premiered in New York in the late 80s with raving reviews: "Quintessentially brash...a comic triumph." says The New York Times. Mr. Seiden who has directed numerous plays in the Capital region and across the country and is currently Producing Artistic Director at Studio Theatre, will direct at Synetic Theater for the first time. The show will runMay 13 through June 14, 2015.

Paata Tsikurishvili is the Founding Artistic Director and CEO of Synetic Theater. A native of the Republic of Georgia, he is an innovative, award-winning international artistic director, director and educator with more than 20 years of experience fusing the classical elements of drama, movement, dance, mime and music. He holds an MFA in film directing from Tbilisi State University and a BFA in acting from The State Institute of Theater and Film in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Founded in 2001 by the husband and wife team of Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili, Synetic Theater is the region's premier contemporary theater, fusing dynamic art forms-drama, text, movement, acrobatics, dance, film, and original music-to create a unique and original whole. Synetic has received a total of 92 Helen Hayes Award nominations and 24 Awards for directing, choreography, acting, costume design, and resident play.

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