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Sleepy Hollow ~ Synetic Theater

Jordan Wright October 10, 2018

Warning: This is not your childhood storybook version of Sleepy Hollow. Thanks to Director Paata Tsikurishvili, Washington Irving just got woke. This reimagining foretells a far darker, far cooler, swashbuckling horror story of a headless horseman and his nemesis, Ichabod Crane. Zombie lovers, this one’s for you.

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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 Mark of Cain ~ Synetic Theatre

Jordan Wright July 21, 2017

Ryan Sellers (Cain), Philip Fletcher (God) ~ Photographer: Johnny Shryock

In his apocalyptic vision of the end of the world Georgian-born Director and Adaptor Paata Tsikurishvili offers up a slo-mo intro to the birth of Evil. In it he provides God (Philip Fletcher) with a large mobile Modernist […]

The Taming of the Shrew ~ Synetic Theater

Jordan Wright February 21, 2017 Special to The Alexandria Times

Ryan Sellers as Petruchio and Irina Tsikurishvili as Katherina. Photo Credit: Johnny Shryock

Some of Synetic’s “Silent Shakespeare” series productions are of the more classical variety. Knights in leather armor and ladies in diaphanous gowns, kings with proper crowns and gallant, swaggering lads […]

Sleeping Beauty ~ Synetic Theater

Jordan Wright December 15, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

Irina Tsikurishvili, the Witch – Photo Credit: Johnny Shryock

A rather streamlined presentation of what we’ve come to expect from Synetic Theater’s no-dialogue series, is Sleeping Beauty. We half-mad aficionados of this famed Georgian troupe have been spoiled by a cast of thousands […]