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The Tempest ~ Synetic Theatre

Jordan Wright October 1, 2019 Special to The Alexandria Times

Take The Tempest. Now place it on a stage holding 2,500 gallons of water, six-inches deep. Got it? Mix the technological wizardry of a cutting-edge audio/visual immersive experience with an electronic score and keep it utterly wordless. This is the fantasy world created by […]

Richard iii ~ Synetic Theatre

Jordan Wright May 20, 2019

Alex Mills as Richard iii ~ Photo Credit Brittany Diliberto

Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili calls this Richard iii “the most challenging production ever.” That may well be an understatement, because since the company’s inception nearly 20 years ago, they have consistently broken ranks with theatrical stereotypes through […]

Cyrano de Bergerac ~ Synetic Theatre

Jordan Wright February 14, 2019

Maryam Najafzaga as Roxanne – Photo credit is Johnny Shryock

Talk about drama! With a scant 24-hour notice Vato Tsikurishvili was thrust into the role of Cyrano when leading man Justin Bell fell ill. Vato, a consummate performer and teacher, has performed in countless Synetic productions – his […]

Titus Andronicus ~ Synetic Theatre

Jordan Wright April 28, 2018

Shakespeare’s first play, Titus Andronicus, was written for pure shock value. It’s considered a revenge play and his purpose was to get noticed and to one up his competition. A sort of revenge of the playwright, if you will. It worked. In today’s world, it would probably be categorized […]

The Trial ~ Synetic Theater

Jordan Wright January 22, 2018

Photo Credit: Johnny Shryock

If Director Paata Tsikurishvili hadn’t come out on stage to announce the serious intent of his production of The Trial, I might wonder why he had taken such a divergent approach to Kafka’s dystopian story of one citizen fighting against a totalitarian government. […]