Synetic Theater’s Teen Ensemble Performs ‘Taming of the Shrew’ 4/12-4/14 by Monica Jillings

Synetic Theater’s Teen Ensemble  Storms Into Spring With
The Taming of the Shrew 

Cast members of Teen Ensemble's 'The Taming of the Shrew.' Photo courtesy of Synetic Theater.
Cast members of Teen Ensemble’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew.’ Photo courtesy of Synetic Theater.

Synetic 2012 comedy hit is back! The Synetic Teen Ensemble will remount Synetic’s “Silent Shakespeare” hit – The Taming of the Shrew. The production is directed by award-winning Synetic choreographer Irina Tsikurishvili and Senior Company Member Alex Mills (most recently seen as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). The stellar artistic team also includes Synetic Company Members Scott Brown, Ben Cunis, Irinka Kavsadze, Ryan Sellers, and Vato Tsikurishvili. Twenty-two Synetic teens will perform this “Silent Shakespeare” classic with the inventiveness and flare audiences have come to expect from Synetic.

This production has been created with a belief that Synetic artists are not directing teens, but that they are working with Synetic Company Members. The expectations are never dulled down, the choreography is never simplified, and the scenes, although slightly adapted, require the same amount of finesse and technique that is demanded for the Main Stage original. One of the unique qualities of Teen productions is the sense of family that develops almost instantaneously. Not only did the cast come together as an ensemble, they also became connected to the larger Synetic ‘family’. The teen actors were introduced to original cast members, artistic designers, and production staff. They learned the choreography from Synetic Theater’s Resident Choreographer, Irina Tsikurishvili, and received personalized scene instruction with actors from the Main Stage production.

Appropriate for ages 10+.

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The Taming of the Shrew

Directed by Irina Tsikurishvili and Alex Mills, and starring Synetic’s Teen Ensemble.

Dates: April 12 – 14: Friday, April 12 at 8pm; Saturday, April 13 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, April 14 at 2 pm.

Location: Synetic Theater, Crystal City, VA – 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA 22202.

Ticket prices: $17 / $15 students and seniors  / $12 for groups of 10+ / $48 family pack of 2 adults & 2 kids.

Purchase Tickets online, or call (800) 494-8497. 


Katherine: Elise McDonnell
Petruchio: Misha Ryjik
Bianca: Maddie Osborn
Baptista: Ashton Shaffer
Tranio: Gwendolyn Torrence
Lucentio: Jason Noone
Hortensio: Nicholas Cadby-Spicer
Gremio: Henry Kramer
Grumio: Jade Uyeda-Trackman
Widow: Julia Jones
Ensemble: Cassie Cope, Catherine Ellzey, Nicole Gianuca, Marissa Gootee, Carly Greenfield, Natalie Kavsadze, Sydney Maloney, Alaina Quirk, Julia Russo, Ana Tsikurishvili, Ana Tsilosani, Sarah Velasco-Kent


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