Synetic Theater Announces 2019/20 Season

The season will include unique adaptations of 'The Tempest,' 'Snow Queen,' 'Phantom of the Opera,' and a new comedy directed by Vato Tsikurishvili.

Synetic Theater is proud to announce their 19th Season, beginning with a remount of the popular, water-filled adaptation of The Tempest September 25 through October 20, 2019.
Cast of ‘The Tempest.’ Photo by Johnny Shryock.

A new family-friendly fairy tale The Snow Queen arrives just in time for the holidays with performances December 3 through December 29, 2019. In early 2020, Paata Tsikurishvili will apply Synetic’s signature gothic aesthetic to a new movement-driven adaptation of Phantom of the Opera running February 5 through March 1, 2020.

Next Spring brings a new adaptation of the Spanish Golden Age drama, “La Vida es Sueno” in Life is a Dream from company member Elena Velasco playing April 22 through May 17, 2020. The season will conclude next Summer with a TBA comedy from director Vato Tsikurishvili running June 17 through July 12, 2020.

The 2019/20 Season at Synetic Theater

The Tempest
A Splashy Remount of a Synetic Smash
Sept 25 – Oct 20, 2019

Synetic’s legendary, cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest returns – with the famed water-filled stage and visual poetry that made the original production an unforgettable sensation when it premiered in 2013.

Philip Fletcher and Dan Istrate in ‘The Tempest.’ Photo by Johnny Shryock.

When the magical and powerful Prospero creates a sea storm, he gets more than he bargained for as romantic drama, deception, and quests for vengeance emerge from the depths. Spirits, monsters, witches, drunken fools, and lithe lovers contort and cavort with passion and bravado in one of Shakespeare’s most high-stakes and irreverent comedies.

Snow Queen
America’s New Favorite Princess

Dec 3 – Dec 29, 2020

Just in time for the holidays, Synetic presents a whimsical, family-friendly adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved fairy tale, The Snow Queen. Join Gerda, a little girl with gumption, a magic mirror, and a quest to save her best friend, as she sets out on a life-changing journey that takes her over mountains and across distant lands to the Snow Kingdom. Once there, she harnesses her inner-strength and wit to defeat the coldest threat of all.Directed by Ryan Sellers and adapted by Emily Whitworth, Synetic Theater’s striking visuals and movement-driven storytelling will make this stunning adventure a compelling holiday entertainment option for the whole family.

Phantom of the Opera
The Tsikurishvilis’ Take on a Gothic Classic
Feb 5 – March 1, 2020

Paata Tsikurishvili applies Synetic’s signature gothic storytelling to one of the most famous supernatural novels of all time with a physical adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera.
Deep underneath the Paris Opera House, a deformed and bitter musician develops an obsession with a new singer named Christine. Known only as the Phantom, he terrorizes the opera house and manipulates Christine, tutoring her and demanding she be cast in more prominent roles. Stunningly virtuosic and eerie, Synetic’s adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera will examine the tragedy, heroism, horror, and beauty in this classic French tale.

Life is a Dream
An Adventure from Spain’s Golden Age
April 22 – May 17, 2020

In Spring 2020, Synetic will present a new adaptation of the Spanish Golden Age drama, La Vida es Sueno from company member Elena Velasco.
Prince Segismundo has been imprisoned in a tower by his father, the King, who believes the prophecy that says his son will kill him. When the King tests Segismundo by releasing him for one day, chance-meetings, old betrayals and family drama intercede to challenge ideas of free-will, fate and honor.

TBA Comedy from Vato Tsikurishvili
A Comedy Worth Waiting For
June 17 – July 12, 2020

Fresh off his directorial debut with our early-2019 hit romantic comedy, Cyrano de Bergerac, Vato Tsikurishvili will direct another hilarious, slap-stick, acrobatic production to be announced at a later date.

For more information, visit Synetic Theater’s website.


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