Synetic Theater Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL this Holiday Season

Synetic Theater Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL this Holiday Season

Synetic Theater's production of Hansel & Gretel is the perfect Holiday outing for the young, and the young at heart. This wordless Family Theater production is recommended for all ages.


During the bustle of holiday crowds, Gretel tries to keep her brother, Hansel, out of trouble while their unengaged babysitter leaves Gretel to fend for them both. As Hansel embarks on his own wonder-filled exploration of his everyday surroundings, he and his sister fall into a magical realm that takes them far away from home. In this wordless production, the well-beloved Grimm fairy tale embraces the fantastical through the eyes of those who see the world through a different lens.

About the Director/Choreographer/Adaptor Duo

Elena Velasco has worked as a theatre professional in the DC area for 25 years. Since 2000, she has collaborated with Synetic Theater and their predecessor, Classika Theatre, both in production and arts education programs. She is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Convergence Theatre, and the Co-Founder/Resident Artist for Óyeme, a theatre arts haven for unaccompanied minors. She is also an Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Bowie State University.


Tori Bertocci has been a Synetic Company member for 7 years. During her time at Synetic Tori has performed, choreographed, adapted, and assistant directed numerous productions, and now takes on the role of director. Tori is the Education and Outreach Manger for Synetic as well as a Senior Resident Teaching Artist. She is also Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director & Choreographer for relEASE Theatre Company.

About the Cast

An intimate show, Synetic's Hansel & Gretel will have only three performers; Justin Bell (Hansel), Sharisse Taylor (Gretel) and Raven Wilkes (the Witch).

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 95 Helen Hayes Award nominations and 27 Awards for directing, choreography, acting, costume design, and best play.

Dates: December 1 >> December 23, 2017
Location: Synetic Theater, Crystal City, VA - 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA 22202
Regular Run: Thursday - Friday, 11:00 a.m.; Saturday - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Tickets: $20. Subscriber discount available.
Metro: Crystal City (Blue / Yellow Lines)
Tickets: $20 Parking: Free after 4pm on weekdays, Free all day on weekends.
Box Office: 866.811.4111 or www.synetictheater.org


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