January 9, 2014 – February 16, 2014

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.

“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 




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