Press Release

Release Date: Jun 24, 2015

Spark Movement: A Midsummer Night's Dream Returns To Crystal City



Synetic Theater presents popular production for a limited release

from July 15 through August 9, 2015

Crystal City (Arlington, VA) - Synetic Theater continues its 2015/16 Season by reviving their rendition of William Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Paata Tsikurishvili.

Synetic remounts their playful adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy with a trademark movement-based visual 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 been remounted numerous times to great acclaim and toured Mexico for the 2014 Festival Internacional.

“As one of the world’s leading physical theater companies, Synetic’s Silent Shakespeare brings this time-honored favorite to new life with signature bravado and dramatic physicality,” said Crystal City BID President/CEO Angela Fox. “We look forward to seeing A Midsummer Night’s Dream return to the Crystal City stage this summer.”

Production Details

  • Dates: July 15, 2015 to August 9, 2015
  • Location: Synetic Theater, Crystal City, VA - 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA 22202
  • Regular Run: Wednesday - Saturday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: $35 and up. Student tickets start at $20. Senior citizens and military receive $5 off. Group discounts are available.

The cast includes Alex Mills as Puck, Irina Tsikurishvili as Titania, Philip Fletcher as Oberon, Irina Kavsadze as Hermia, Peter Pereyra as Demetrius, Emily Whitworth as Helena, Scott Brown as Lysander, Irakli Kavsadze as Nick Bottom/Egus, Dallas Tolentino as Snug/Theseus, Tori Bertocci as Francis Flute, Scott Turner as Tom Snout, Katherine Fratini as Hippolyta, Kathy Gordon as Peaseblossom, Janine Baumgardner as Mustardseed, Lauren Brown as Cobweb, Randy Snight as Moth, Koki Lortkipansze as Robin Starveling, and Vato Tsikurishvili as Quince.


About the Crystal City Business Improvement District
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is INNOVATIVE, ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit

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 93 Helen Hayes Award nominations and 25 Awards for directing, choreography, acting, costume design, and best play. For more information, visit