THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Opens Synetic Theater's 2013-14 Season Tonight
Synetic Theater kicks off its 2013-2014 season with a new adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, directed by Synetic Founder and Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili. Synetic's reinvention of this classic tale features dynamic movement and multimedia, and promises to be a unique fusion of visual and verbal poetry that will explore the internal and external dimensions of Wilde's only novel, which many consider his most personal work-a timelessly supernatural story of man's endless conflict with the nature of mortality.
Fearing the ravages of time and realizing the impermanence of youth, Dorian Gray makes a fateful wish-that his almost supernaturally lifelike portrait grow old while he remains forever young and beautiful. Synetic's inventiveness and unforgettable visuals will elevate Oscar Wilde's fantastical story to yet another level, following a long list of successful literary adaptations of such well-known classics as Dracula, Faust, Frankenstein, The Fall of the House of Usher, Jekyll and Hyde, The Master and Margarita, and The Three Musketeers.
The Picture of Dorian Gray opens tonight, September 26 and runs Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm, through November 3. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 12 and start at $35. Season Subscriptions are now available and include tickets to all four shows in the 2013-2014 Season. Subscriptions and single tickets can be purchased online at www.synetictheater.org or via phone at 866.811.4111. This production has dialogue.
Director - Paata Tsikurishvili; Choreographer - Irina Tsikurishvili; Dramaturg - Nathan Weinberger; Assistant Director/Music Director - Irakli Kavsadze; Assistant Director/Fight Choreographer - Ben Cunis; Set Design -Daniel Pinha; Costumes - Kendra Rai; Lighting Design - Colin K. Bills; Multimedia Design - Riki K; Original Music - Konstantine Lortkipanidze; Vocal Coaching - RoBert Smith; Sound Design and Effects - Thomas Sowers; Stage Manager - Marley Giggey.
Featuring Synetic Company Members Dallas Tolentino, Joe Carlson, RoBert Smith, Mitchell Grant, Vato Tsikurishvili, Kathy Gordon, Irina Kavsadze, Rachael Jacobs, Rachel Burkhardt, and Helen Hayes Award-Winning Synetic veteran Philip Fletcher as the Portrait of Dorian Gray.
Dates: September 26 - November 3, 2013
Location: Synetic Theater, Crystal City, VA - 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA 22202
Regular Run: Wednesday - Saturday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35 and up. Student tickets start at $15. Senior citizens & military receive $5 off. Group discounts are available.