2012 - 2013 Season

The Tempest

    production photos by Johnny Shryock

    FEBRUARY 21-MARCH 24, 2013

    Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili
    Choreographed by Irina Tsikurishvili

    The Tempest is now

    On the water-filled stage, Synetic’s visual poetry will bring Prospero’s magical island to life. A romantic drama of epic proportions emerges from the depths as spirits, monsters, witches, drunken fools and lithe lovers contort and cavort with all the passion and bravado you can imagine.

    With The Tempest, Synetic presents the ninth installment in its renowned “Silent Shakespeare” series. Expect BIG things with this production: stunning set design complete with a water extravaganza, larger-than-life visual, acrobatics and the remarkably visceral experience Synetic is known for.

    Need to brush up on your Shakespeare?  Click here to read the synopsis of The Tempest.

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    Weekday performances are just $55 (tier C), $60 (tier B), $65 (tier A), $70 (tier A+)
    Weekend performances are just $60 (tier C), $65 (tier B), $70 (tier A), $75 (tier A+)

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    Patrons in the “Splash Zone” should expect to get splashed with water from our water stage. Because it’s live theater, this could range from droplets to your daily recommended water intake. We will provide Synetic Theater ponchos to patrons in these rows.
    $40 / $15 Students

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    This production is supported in part by the grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a gift from an anonymous donor.

    Director: Paata Tsikurishvili
    Choreographer: Irina Tsikurishvili
    Fight Choreographer: Ben Cunis
    Composer: Konstantine Lortkipanidze
    Costume/Set Designer: Anastasia Simes
    Design Assistant: Corey Searles Dunn
    Adapted by: Nathan Weinberger
    Lighting Designer: Andrew F. Griffin
    Associate Lighting Designer: Brittany Diliberto
    Projection/Multimedia Designer: Riki Kim
    Production Supervisor: Erin Baxter
    Technical Director: Phil Charlwood
    Stage Manager: Marley Monk
    Master Electrician: Aaron Waxman
    AV Engineer: Thomas Sowers

    Prospero: Philip Fletcher
    Miranda: Irinka Kavsadze
    Ariel: Dan Istrate
    Ferdinand: Scott Brown
    Caliban: Vato Tsikurishvili
    King Alonso: Ryan Tumulty
    Antonia: Francesca Jandasek
    Stephano:  Irakli Kavsadze
    Trinculo: Emily Whitworth
    Sycorax/Ensemble: Tori Bertucci
    Sebastian/Ensemble: Pasquale Guiducci
    Ensemble: Jace Casey, Katherine Frattini

    “Cue the Waterworks: How Synetic Theater’s Splashy Tempest Comes to Life” –Washington Post

    “Dripping with invention…” & “Vivaciousness abounds…”  –The Washington Post
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    “See Synetic Theatre’s production of The Tempest, in which the company concocts nautical visions that capture Shakespeare’s tale as well as any 17th century words can. ”   –Washington City Paper
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    One of the best Shakespeare adaptations I’ve had the pleasure to see.”  –MD Theatre Guide
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    “For spectacular, visually arresting technical theater and virtuosic, athletic movement, look no further than Synetic Theater’s production of The Tempest.”  -ShowBizRadio.com
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    “Yes, Shakespeare’s language, translated worldwide, has become almost common – but the language embodied by these actors is both universal and extraordinary.”  –DC Metro Theatre Arts
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    “I am happy to report that there is more to this production than the water. In fact, I’d say there’s much more. Beyond each of the ‘need to be seen to be believed’ production elements – which won’t be described here because they need to be experienced firsthand – there’s a strong concept which allows the end result to be greater than the sum of its parts.”   –Broadway World
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