Free family-friendly theater from Synetic to pop up in parks

Beloved by audiences of all ages, 'The Miraculous Magical Balloon' tells of a traveling actor and his trunk full of toys, tricks, and surprises.

Synetic Theater, eager to get back to in-person performances, starts off by heading to the streets! This summer and fall, thanks to the support of The Reinsch Family Foundation, National Landing Business Improvement District, Rosslyn Business Improvement District and Sandra Mason, Synetic will give free pop-up performances of their family theater classic The Miraculous Magical Balloon throughout Arlington.

Expressed through body and facial masks, pantomime illusions, and dazzling choreography, The Miraculous Magical Balloon tells a story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk, full of toys, tricks, and surprises. This show is beloved by audiences of all ages.

Scene from ‘The Miraculous Magical Balloon.’ Photo courtesy of Synetic Theatre.

Synetic Founding Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili first learned this pantomime show from his master, Igor Romanov, in the Republic of Georgia 45 years ago and first performed it with Founding Choreographer and Associate Artistic Director Irina Tsikurishvili Irina in 1996 at the Kennedy Center. Synetic now brings The Miraculous Magical Balloon to a park near you!

Dates and Locations

(Click dates below to reserve your free tickets via Eventbrite!)

August 10th – 11am – Dark Star Park

August 14th – 11am – FRESHFARM Market at National Landing

August 19th – 5pm – Arlington County Fair

August 21st – 4pm – Arlington County Fair

August 24th – 11am – Dark Star Park

September 11th – 11am – Lubber Run Amphitheater*

September 25th – 11am – Rosslyn Reads at Central Place Plaza (Link Coming Soon!)

October 8th – 6:00pm – Rosslyn Cinema at Gateway Park (Link Coming Soon!)

*This is a special performance in honor of First Responders and their families. For more information about this event, click here.


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