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Synetic Theater Announces 18/19 Season!

Synetic Theater Announces 18/19 Season!

Synetic Theater Founding Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili unveils the 2018/19 Season, continuing the successful installation of "Synetic Family Theater" and "New Voice Series," while producing two popular Shakespeare plays. Theater That Moves promises to move audiences young and old while showcasing Synetic's powerhouse visual storytelling.

"I am extremely excited about our lineup for the 2018/19 season" said founding artistic director Paata Tsikurishvili. "It's a great blend of very diverse stories from melodrama to high comedy to adventure. This lineup plays to Synetic's unique strengths as well as stretch our muscles."

Kicking off the 2018/19 Season, Synetic Theater will remount fan favorite King Learin mid-October. Synetic's Family Theater will then continue to delight audiences of all ages with a wordless production of My Father's Dragon in December. Come February, Cyrano de Bergerac will conspire with the help of another man to win the heart of his beloved in Cyrano. Synetic Theater will add to their Wordless Shakespeare series with Richard III in May, and close out the season by presenting a mature, yet accessible, interpretation of Treasure Island that promises to be a summer smash.



King Lear

October 17 >> November 11, 2018

Press Opening: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Industry Night: Monday, October 29, 2018

"I am a man more sinned against than sinning"

Descend into madness with Synetic Theater as Paata Tsikurishvili portrays the gradual demise of titular character King Lear, in the production the Washington Post called a "spectral beauty." This production is recommended for ages 13+.

Synetic Family Theater: My Father's Dragon

December 4, 2018 >> January 6, 2019

Press Opening: Saturday, December 8, 2018

"I'd do anything if I could fly!"

Dragons are real and imaginations soar in this wordless Family Theater Production. Run away with Elmer Elevator to Wild Island, help him rescue a baby dragon, and learn how to be resourceful and brave along the way. This production is recommended for ages 5+.


February 6, 2019 >> March 10, 2019

Press Opening: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Industry Night: Monday, February 18, 2019

"My heart always timidly hides itself behind my mind."

Cyrano de Bergerac has it all...almost. A man of many talents, Cyrano is unlucky in love and unsure how to win the heart of his beloved. Enlisting the help of a handsome man, Synetic Theater will use their acrobatic prowess to tell the tale of this hopeless romantic. This production is recommended for ages 13+.

Richard III

May 15, 2019 >> June 16, 2019

Press Opening: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Industry Night: Monday, June 3, 2019

"Now is the winter of our discontent..."

Number 14 in Synetic Theater's Wordless Shakespeare Series, Paata Tsikurishvili will depict the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard III of England in an action-packed and cutting edge display of movement. This production is recommended for ages 13+.

Synetic New Voice Series*: Treasure Island

July 17, 2019 >> August 18, 2019

Press Opening: Saturday, July 20, 2019

Industry Night: Monday, July 29, 2019

"Fifteen men on the Dead Man's Chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!"

Prepare yourselves for the adventure of a lifetime, and travel with Synetic Theater's buccaneers in search of buried treasure. This coming of age story is the perfect second installment to Synetic Theater's New Voice Series. This production is recommended for ages 13+.

*Synetic New Voice Series is a new initiative launched by Synetic Theater in 2017 that allows local DC area theater professionals to create, choreograph, cast, and direct an original adaptation.

About Synetic Theater

Founded in 1996 by the husband and wife team of Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili, Synetic Theater is a center for American Physical Theater, fusing dynamic art forms-such as text, drama, movement, acrobatics, dance, and original music. Synetic has received a total of 121 Helen Hayes Award nominations and 28 Awards for directing, choreography, acting, costume design, adaptation, and best play.

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