Synetic Theater to Remount Twelfth Night

Jun 14, 2016
Twelfth Night

After acclaim from critics and audiences alike, Synetic Theater will remount their 2014 smash-hit Twelfth Night.

Set in the roaring 20s, Twelfth Night tells the tale of fraternal twins, Viola and Sebastian, separated in a strange new land. Having survived a shipwreck and believing her brother Sebastian has been lost, Viola falls hopelessly in love with Duke Orsino and disguises herself as a man to enter his services. Synetic's take on the Shakespeare's Twelfth Night will be a confluence of comedy and tragedy; a social commentary that brings laughter to sobering truth. Synetic co-founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili will direct and star in this production, respectively.

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About the Production

Twelfth Night opens July 12th and runs Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm through August 9th. Tickets start at $35. This production is the 10th installment in Synetic Theater's "silent Shakespeare" series and has no dialogue.

Dates: Jan. 9, 2014 through Feb 16, 2014

Location: Synetic Theater, Crystal City, VA - 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA 22202

Regular Run: Wednesday - Saturday, 8:00p.m.; Sunday, 2:00p.m.

Tickets: $35 and up. Student tickets start at $15. Senior citizens & military receive $5 off. Group discounts are available.

About the Director

A native of the Republic of Georgia, is an innovative, award-winning international artistic director, director and educator with more than 30 years of experience fusing the classical elements of drama, movement, dance, pantomime and music. Since Synetic Theater's founding in 2001, Mr. Tsikurishvili has received impressive 25 Helen Hayes Award Nominations and has won the awards 9-times. Together with his wife and co-founder Irina, he was named "Washingtonian of the Year" in 2013. Mr. Tsikurishvili has directed and performed in Hamlet ... the rest is silence, The Master and Margarita, The Crackpots, Dracula, Host and Guest, Frankenstein, and The Island of Doctor Moreau. He has directed over 60 productions including Salome, Bohemians, Jason and the Argonauts, The Dybbuk, Faust, Frankenstein, Macbeth, Animal Farm, The Fall of the House of Usher, A Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet, Carmen, Dante, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Antony and Cleopatra, Othello, King Arthur, King Lear, Don Quixote, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, The Three Musketeers, Alice In Wonderland, The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Jekyll & Hyde, The Taming Of The Shrew, The Tempest, As You Like It, and The Man in the Iron Mask. Synetic's inaugural production, Hamlet ... the rest is silence received 3 Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Director, Outstanding Resident Play and Outstanding Choreography. As an educator, Mr. Tsikurishvili has trained hundreds of actors in movement technique through Synetic Theater and has taught at leading universities such as American University, Catholic University of America, and Georgetown University. Before moving to the USA he co-founded Mimodrama Theater in Germany and has toured worldwide. Paata 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.

About Synetic Theater

Synetic Theater emerged from the creative vision of founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili, Georgian artists who moved to the United States in the 1990s. Trained in dance, theatre and film, the Tsikurishvilis combine traditions of the Caucasus with distinctly American styles to tell classic stories through movement, music, technology and visual arts. Synetic Theater was founded in 2001 and made its artistic debut with the first wordless Shakespeare production, Hamlet...the rest is silence, thrilling audiences with its athletic and high-voltage physical theatre and earning three 2003 Helen Hayes Awards, for Outstanding Resident Play, Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Director. In Washington D.C., Synetic has received a total of 27 Helen Hayes Awards and an impressive 120 nominations.