Current Season

Dracula


    Synetic Theater reawakens one of the most acclaimed stories in history, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, from October 13 through November 6 in National Landing. The iconic and sinister tale of Vlad the Impaler’s descent into darkness returns to the theater for a third remount. In conjunction with this production, Synetic’s spooky gala, Vampire Ball returns in a one-night only event on October 28.

    The sensuous and terrifying thriller arrives just in time for Halloween. With blood-sucking temptresses and creeping mists sure to send a chill up your spine, Stoker’s classic 1897 tale rises again. Dracula, the legend that inspired an entire genre of literature and film, explores the universal theme of good versus evil. As a bloodthirsty vampire terrorizes the countryside, an unlikely group fights to defend their home. Director Paata Tsikurishvili’s vision comes to life in this dark and menacing piece. 

    Oct 13 – Nov 6

     

    Recognized worldwide, Stoker’s Dracula has stood the test of time in countless renditions. Synetic’s bold adaptation has been hailed “fevered” and “envelopingly erotic” by The Washington Times and praised as “original, engrossing… and frightening” by audiences. Marking its third remount, the production first premiered at Rosslyn Spectrum Theater in 2005 and returned in 2009. After lying dormant for 13 years, Synetic’s Dracula comes back to life this fall.

    Familiar names flood the cast list for this American gothic horror story. Dan Istrate–a Romanian-American actor born near Transylvania–reprises his 2009 role as the notorious Count Dracula. Company members Philip Fletcher and Irakli Kadsadve retake Synetic’s stage as Holmwood and Renfield alongside a number of Synetic first timers. The updated production will once again feature Irina Tsikurishvili’s dazzling choreography critics have referred to as “lush” and “delightfully stimulating.” Complete casting and creative crediting are below

    On October 28, for one night only, Synetic fans can experience DC’s favorite Halloween-themed dance party, Vampire Ball. The festivities start with a performance of Dracula followed by an indoor/outdoor celebration with themed drinks, food, physical theater and more. All proceeds benefit Synetic Theater’s arts and education programs. 

    Oct 13 – Nov 6

     

    CAST
    Dracula played by Dan Istrate
    Jonathan played by Jacob Thompson
    Van Helsing played by Renata Loman
    Mina played by Nutsa Tediashvili
    Lucy played by Rachel Small
    Holmwood played by Philip Fletcher
    Renfield played by Irakli Kadsadve
    Dr. Seward played by Pablo Guillen
    Quincey played by Justin Bell
    Captain played by Lev Belolipetski
    Villager played by Rodin Ruiz
    Dracula’s Wife played by Maryam Najafzada
    Dracula’s Wife played by Irene Hamilton
    Dracula’s Wife played by Ana Tsikurishvili
    Understudies played by Katherine DuBois, Nate Weinberger, Josh Cole Lucas, and Kaitlyn Shifflett

    CREATIVE TEAM
    Paata Tsikurishvili | Director
    Irina Tsikurishvili | Choreographer
    Vato Tsikurishvili | Fight Choreographer
    Silas Sandifer | Stage Manager
    Koki Lortkipanidze | Resident Composer
    Phil Charlwood | Technical Director
    JJ Nichols | Sound Engineer
    Kendra Rai  | Costume Designer
    Ian Claar | Lighting Designer
    Brian Allard | Associate Lighting Designer
    Alex Keen | Master Electrician
    Phil Charlwood | Scenic Designer (Remount)
    Aleksandr Shirlaev | Props Master