Jan. 9, 2014 >> Feb 16, 2014
Two additional Saturday performances added! February 8 & 15 at 2pm!
Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili
Set in the roaring 20s and inspired by the comedy of silent film era stars Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, 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 Twelfth Night is a fast-paced and hilarious comedy enhanced by Synetic’s movement-based storytelling and influenced by 1920s dance and choreography!
Synetic co-founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili will direct and star in this production, respectively. This production has no dialogue.
Tickets now on sale!
KIDS WELCOME! This production is appropriate for all ages.
Please note all audience members must have an individual ticket, including children sitting on laps and babes-in-arms.
Twelfth Night is supported by:
Arlington residents are invited to attend Arlington Night on Wednesday, February 12! Join us at 6:30pm at the Marriott Crystal City (right above the theater) for appetizers and happy hour! Then take in Synetic’s hit comedy Twelfth Night! Tickets are $25. Use the code Arlington to book.
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Join us on Thursday, February 13 at 7pm as the Synetic Lobby becomes the Illyria Speakeasy! Pick up your tickets and give the bouncer the password to enter Illyria! A guest mixologist will keep the signature cocktails flowing at an open bar. Then, at 8pm head into the theater for the 1920s-set Twelfth Night! Costumes and 20s-style garb are highly encouraged!
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Or call 866-811-4111, 9am – 9pm M-F / 10am – 6pm Sat + Sun
Cast / Designers / Crew
Janine Baumgardner - Ensemble
Ben Cunis – Feste
Philip Fletcher – Orsino
Zana Gankhuyag – Ensemble
Kathy Gordon – Olivia
Rebecca Hausman – Ensemble
Irakli Kavsadze – Malvolio
Irina Kavsadze – Maria
Alex Mills – Sebastian
Hector Reynoso – Sir Toby Belch
Randy Snight – Ensemble
Dallas Tolentino – Sir Andrew Aguecheek
Irina Tsikurishvili – Viola
Vato Tsikurishvili – Fabian
Paata Tsikurshvili – Director/Artistic Director
Irina Tsikurshvili – Choreographer
Nathan Weinberger – Dramaturg
Colin K. Bills Lighting – Designer
Brittany Diliberto – Associate Lighting Designer
Kendra Rai – Costume Designer
Anna Klinger – Costume Design Assistant
Phil Charlwood – Set Designer
Konstantine Lortkipanidze – Composer
Thomas Sower – Sound Designer
Kasey Hendricks – Properties Master
Igor Scherbakov – Videographer
Irakli Kavsadze – Music Director
Ben Cunis – Fight Choreographer
Marley Giggey – Stage Manager
Jesse Sutten – Master Electrician
Mollie Welborn – Assistant Stage Manager
Sofia Shultz – Assistant Stage Manager
Emily Price – Wardrobe Manager
Reviews / Awards
“Director Paata Tsikurishvili’s production is creative, entertaining, and oozing with charm.”
- Washingtonian Magazine
“Take some parts Shakespeare and a heaping helping of Dancing with the Stars, throw in a good measure of Charlie Chaplin and dashes of Buster Keaton, and out comes a tasteful concoction called Synetic Theater’s Twelfth Night. Turning the story of identical twins Viola and Sebastian into matter for a silent movie, while serving up a rousing good time. ”
“Truly outstanding…to the tune of a well-deserved standing ovation.”
- DC Metro Theatre Arts
“Synetic Theater has come up with a joyous, raucous celebration of love-and jazz”
- Broadway World.com
“Layer after luscious layer!”
- DC Theatre Scene
“It is indeed thrilling to watch the kinesthetically amazing Synetic Theater… the company dazzles with dances of the 1920s!”
- MD Theatre Guide
“Synetic’s Twelfth Night is punctuated with an all out assault by dancers with ebullient polish…pack up all your cares and woe, just go.”
- Showbiz Radio.com
“The final effervescent moments of revelry in “Twelfth Night” electrified the audience. As the performers’ feet flew, our spirits soared along with them.”
- Critical Dance.org