Synetic's OZ Has Been Moved To Georgetown

Synetic's OZ has moved to a new location: Devine Theater At Georgetown University July 11 Through August 12. The location is changing because the performance space at Synetic Theater (1800 S. Bell St.) is temporarily unavailable due to excessive water damage from a sprinkler system/pipe malfunction. The resulting damage has forced the team to move its upcoming production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to the Devine Theater located in the Davis Performing Arts Center on the Georgetown University campus.

Synetic Theater presents a brand new adaptation of one of the most important cultural texts of the twentieth century, L. Frank Baum's American masterpiece The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Producing Director Paata Tsikurishvili, Director Ryan Sellers and Choreographer Tori Bertocci have created an environmental and spectacular adventure where verbal and nonverbal communication embrace each other in this innovative and heartfelt story of community, perseverance, and magic. Join Dorothy and friends as they embark on their journey down the Yellow Brick Road and see how Synetic brings to life Baum's characters in a way only Synetic can. This adaptation of Baum's beloved children and adults most beloved tales is the premier production in Synetic Theater's New Voice Series.

Tickets: $40 weekday (Wednesday and Thursday), $45 weekend (Friday-Sunday). Student/Child $20.

Ryan Sellers is a Senior Company Member with Synetic Theater and an Arlington, VA native, born and raised. He has written and directed children's shows at Synetic Family Theater and Arts on the Horizon. In addition to performing with Synetic Theater, Ryan has worked with Shakespeare Theatre, Studio Theatre, Signature Theatre, Folger Theatre, Imagination Stage and Adventure Theatre, among others. Ryan Sellers has trained with Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili, and the rest of the Synetic team for over a decade.

Tori Bertocci is a Senior Company Member with Synetic Theater. She is an award winning director, choreographer, and adaptor based in the DC metropolitan area. Tori is an educator teaching for almost a decade. Her experience enriches productions with innovation, movement, and transformative developments. About Synetic Theater's New Voice Series Synetic's New Voice Series features emerging Synetic directors and choreographers to be coached/mentored under Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili's supervision, respectively. This new initiative not only creates opportunity for long-term Synetic company members but also creative artists outside of Synetic's four walls, in line with Synetic's mission of "...blending innovative techniques and movement, investing in artists' growth, and creating unforgettable visceral experiences for all audiences". Each aspiring artist will have the chance to demonstrate his/her ability to act, direct, choreograph, etc.

Address: 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA 22202 Metro: Crystal City (Blue / Yellow Lines) Tickets: $35 and up. Discounts available. Parking: Free after 4pm on weekdays, Free all day on weekends. Box Office: 866.811.4111 or www.synetictheater.org

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