When I first came to this country, I did not speak the language; it was disorienting but also magical. We all know what it’s like to feel different or to fear that which we do not understand. But we also know that feeling of awe and wonder that comes from discovering something new and different. This season captures the incredible breadth and complexity of those feelings in a way that is both timeless and timely. –Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili
September 12–October 2, 2022
This Synetic classic, based on a Georgian epic poem, tells the ancient story of a family who takes in a lost stranger to discover he is from an enemy clan, and their valiant attempt to save him when their village wreaks vengeance. Performed around the world, Host & Guest is a timely and relevant tale of war, strife, the beliefs that tear us apart, and the humanity that brings us together. Play By Roland L. Reed; Based on Vazha Pshavela’s narrative poem, “Host and Guest.”
October 13–November 6, 2022
Howling wolves, creeping mists, a ruined castle silhouetted against the night sky . . . Bram Stoker’s classic tale rises again in Synetic’s bold and bloody adaptation of the world’s most iconic horror story. This sensuous and terrifying thriller arrives just in time for Halloween.
October 28, 2022
Synetic Theater’s Vampire Ball is DC’s hottest Halloween party with everything you need for a spooktacular night! We’re talking, Dracula themed cocktails, dancing, physical theater, spooky Georgian remixes, fun-sized candy bars, and more. The festivities start with a performance of our hit show, Dracula followed by an indoor/outdoor dance party with all the food and drinks that a ghoul could ask for. Gather all your Basic Witches for a party to wake the dead! 21 and over.
December 1–23, 2022
In a frozen silver world, a lonely man builds a woman from snow. Based on a 19th century folk tale and created by Helen Hayes Award-winning choreographer and Synetic co-founder Irina Tsikurishvili, Snow Maiden is a story of love, hope, and the transformative power of dreams.
A Synetic World Premiere
March 1–28, 2023
In a world premiere, Synetic Theater brings its stunning and immersive style to H.G. Wells’ renowned novel of devastation and faith in the midst of catastrophe. This multimedia fusion of acrobatics, music, and movement makes us question who we are and what is truly worth fighting for.