2013 - 2014 Season

Twelfth Night

    Jan. 9, 2014 >> Feb 16, 2014

    Two additional Saturday performances added! February 8 & 15 at 2pm!

    Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili

    Set in the roaring 20s and inspired by the comedy of silent film era stars Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, Twelfth Night tells the tale of fraternal twins, Viola and Sebastian, separated in a strange new land. Having survived a shipwreck and believing her brother Sebastian has been lost, Viola falls hopelessly in love with Duke Orsino and disguises herself as a man to enter his services. Synetic’s take on Twelfth Night is a fast-paced and hilarious comedy enhanced by Synetic’s movement-based storytelling and influenced by 1920s dance and choreography!

    Synetic co-founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili will direct and star in this production, respectively. This production has no dialogue.

    Click here to download a full synopsis.

    Click here to download a song list.

    Tickets now on sale!

    KIDS WELCOME! This production is appropriate for all ages.
    Please note all audience members must have an individual ticket, including children sitting on laps and babes-in-arms.




    Twelfth Night is supported by:







    Special events: 

    Arlington Night
    Arlington residents are invited to attend Arlington Night on Wednesday, February 12! Join us at 6:30pm at the Marriott Crystal City (right above the theater) for appetizers and happy hour! Then take in Synetic’s hit comedy Twelfth Night! Tickets are $25. Use the code Arlington to book.
    Get tickets here.

    Illyria Speakeasy
    Join us on Thursday, February 13 at 7pm as the Synetic Lobby becomes the Illyria Speakeasy!  Pick up your tickets and give the bouncer the password to enter Illyria! A guest mixologist will keep the signature cocktails flowing at an open bar. Then, at 8pm head into the theater for the 1920s-set Twelfth Night! Costumes and 20s-style garb are highly encouraged!
    Get tickets here.


    Or call 866-811-4111, 9am – 9pm M-F / 10am – 6pm Sat + Sun

    Click here to check our Jaleo Dinner & Show packages & Pre-Theatre Menu at Jaleo Crystal City.


    Janine Baumgardner  – Ensemble

    Ben Cunis – Feste

    Philip Fletcher – Orsino

    Zana Gankhuyag – Ensemble

    Kathy Gordon – Olivia

    Rebecca Hausman – Ensemble

    Irakli Kavsadze – Malvolio

    Irina Kavsadze – Maria

    Alex Mills – Sebastian

    Hector Reynoso – Sir Toby Belch

    Randy Snight – Ensemble

    Dallas Tolentino – Sir Andrew Aguecheek

    Irina Tsikurishvili – Viola

    Vato Tsikurishvili – Fabian

    Crew/Creative Team

    Paata Tsikurshvili – Director/Artistic Director

    Irina Tsikurshvili – Choreographer

    Nathan Weinberger – Dramaturg

    Colin K. Bills Lighting – Designer

    Brittany Diliberto – Associate Lighting Designer

    Kendra Rai – Costume Designer

    Anna Klinger – Costume Design Assistant

    Phil Charlwood – Set Designer

    Konstantine Lortkipanidze – Composer

    Thomas Sower – Sound Designer

    Kasey Hendricks – Properties Master

    Igor Scherbakov – Videographer

    Irakli Kavsadze – Music Director

    Ben Cunis – Fight Choreographer

    Marley Giggey – Stage Manager

    Jesse Sutten – Master Electrician

    Mollie Welborn – Assistant Stage Manager

    Sofia Shultz – Assistant Stage Manager

    Emily Price – Wardrobe Manager 

    “In their dancing-est night of wordless bardolatry yet, director Paata Tsikurishvili and choreographer Irina Tsikurishvili tap into the madcap spirit of the flapper era and some early 20th-century jazz standards to deliver abuoyantly entertaining evening…what you will be in Crystal City is happy.”

    – The Washington Post 

    “Director Paata Tsikurishvili’s production is creative, entertaining, and oozing with charm.”
    – Washingtonian Magazine

    “Take some parts Shakespeare and a heaping helping of Dancing with the Stars, throw in a good measure of Charlie Chaplin and dashes of Buster Keaton, and out comes a tasteful concoction called Synetic Theater’s Twelfth Night. Turning the story of identical twins Viola and Sebastian into matter for a silent movie, while serving up a rousing good time. ”

    “Truly outstanding…to the tune of a well-deserved standing ovation.”
    – DC Metro Theatre Arts

    “Synetic Theater has come up with a joyous, raucous celebration of love-and jazz”
    – Broadway World.com

    “Layer after luscious layer!”
    – DC Theatre Scene

    “It is indeed thrilling to watch the kinesthetically amazing Synetic Theater… the company dazzles with dances of the 1920s!”
    – MD Theatre Guide

    “Synetic’s Twelfth Night is punctuated with an all out assault by dancers with ebullient polish…pack up all your cares and woe, just go.”
    –  Showbiz Radio.com

    “The final effervescent moments of revelry in “Twelfth Night” electrified the audience.  As the performers’ feet flew, our spirits soared along with them.”
    – Critical Dance.org