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“The Servant of Two Masters” is a Master Class in Pantomime

“The Servant of Two Masters” is a Master Class in Pantomime

Synetic Theater Jordan Wright April 9, 2022 Special to The Alexandria Times

Vato Tsikurishvili as Truffaldino and Maryam Najafzada as Smeraldina in Synetic’s The Servantof Two Masters. Photo by Johnny Shryock Photography

In a triumphant post-Covid return to the stage, […]

Treasure Island ~ Synetic Theater

Jordan Wright July 23, 2019 Special to The Alexandria Times

“Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest. Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest, yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!

Set sail for adventure with Synetic Theater’s lively production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, Treasure […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]