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Synetic Theater’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

June 30, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - July 24, 2022 @ 10:00 pm EDT

Arlington, Va. (May 18, 2022) – Synetic Theater, the home of American Physical Theater and movement-based storytelling, announces the return of its acclaimed adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed and choreographed by company co-founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili. The production runs June 30 through July 24, 2022, and tickets are available now at
Designated Opening Night and Press Night are Thursday, June 30. Media may request tickets by email at
This playful adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy feature’s Synetic’s trademark wordless storytelling. This fantastical, darkly playful game of love, mistaken identity, and the supernatural was honored with nine Helen Hayes Award Nominations when it was first produced in 2010, taking home the award for Outstanding Ensemble and Outstanding Resident Play. Since then, the production has performed to great acclaim in 2013 and 2015, and toured Mexico for the 2014 Festival Internacional.
“This summer is a perfect moment to sprinkle some of Puck’s fairy dust and give our audiences some real magic,” remarked director Paata Tsikurishvili. “There’s an entire new generation of Washingtonians that haven’t yet met Synetic, and our current audiences are clamoring for wonder and joy. This Midsummer is a crowd-pleasing, awe-inspiring representation of the Synetic aesthetic.
Tsikurishvili continued, “For those who have yet to experience a Synetic show, let’s put it this way: there’s really nothing like it. But, if you like Cirque du Soleil or dance theater, you’ll love Synetic’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Creative Team
Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili
Choreography by Irina Tsikurishvili
Set, costumes, and properties design by Anastasia Rurikov Simes
Sound creative by Irakli Kavsadze
Original music by Konstantine Lortkipanidze
Lighting design by Andrew Griffin
Editor’s Notes
  • Casting will be announced at a later date.
  • This production replaces the previously announced Best of the Bard.
  • Designated Opening Night and Press Night are Thursday, June 30 and by invitation. Media may request tickets by email at
Synetic Theater Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream
1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA at the Crystal City Metro & Shops
June 30 through July 24, 2022
  • Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00 p.m
  • Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
  • Opening Night, Thursday, June 30, is by invitation only.
The run-time is 1 hour, 45 minutes with one intermission. All ages welcome; some generalized, bawdy, Shakespearean innuendo.
Tickets range from $25 to $65 and are available online at
Line listing: A fantastical and visually arresting wordless adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy.
About Synetic Theater
Founded in 2001 by the husband and wife team of Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili, Synetic Theater is a center for American Physical Theater, fusing dynamic art forms-such as text, drama, movement, acrobatics, dance, and original music. Synetic has received a total of 143 Helen Hayes Award nominations and 34 awards, including for directing, choreography, acting, costume design, and best production.


June 30, 2022 @ 8:00 pm EDT
July 24, 2022 @ 10:00 pm EDT
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