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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 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. In […]

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 Hunchback of Notre Dame ~ Synetic Theater

Jordan Wright May 14, 2017

Philip Fletcher as Frollo (center), with Gargoyle Ensemble Photo Credit: Johnny Shryock

The first five minutes of Synetic’s latest production is so haunting you may think you’re having an out-of-body experience. It comes at you slowly, unwinding like a cobra from a basket. It’s a visceral sensation from an […]

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 […]