Press Release

Release Date: May 6, 2015

SPARK MOVEMENT: A TALE OF TWO CITIES COMES TO CRYSTAL CITY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2015
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SPARK MOVEMENT: A TALE OF TWO CITIES COMES TO CRYSTAL CITY

Synetic Theater presents Obie Award-Winning Play

from May 13 through June 21, 2015

Crystal City (Arlington, VA) - Synetic Theater will produce Everett Quinton’s Obie Award-Winning play, A Tale of Two Cities, from May 13 through June 21, 2015, directed by Studio Theatre’s producing director Serge Seiden. 

Called “always fascinating” by The New York Times, A Tale of Two Cities is an irreverent comedy that tells the story of a drag queen named Jerry (Synetic Company Member Alex Mills) who finds a crying baby at his front door. To calm the child down, he enacts the entirety of Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities – playing all the characters himself!

“We are thrilled to be moving in an exciting new direction with this production,” said Synetic Theater Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili. “Working with Serge is a huge step for us and he has chosen an amazing production to showcase Company Member and audience favorite Alex Mills.”

“Synetic’s dynamic creativity mirrors the innovative ecosystem that is flourishing here in Crystal City," said Crystal City BID President/CEO Angela Fox. “We are excited to see this fun summertime production play out on the Crystal City stage.”

Production Details

  • Dates: May 13 through June 21, 2015
  • Location: Synetic Theater, Crystal City, VA - 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA 22202
  • Metro:  Crystal City (Blue/Yellow Lines)

  • Parking:  Free after 4pm on weekdays, free all day on weekends

  • 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. www.synetictheater.org
  • About the Play: A Tale of Two Cities, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, was adapted and originally performed Off-Broadway by Everett Quinton. The production was the winner of the 1989 Obie Award for Best Performance and the 1992 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor. This production has dialogue.

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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 synetictheater.org.