Press Release

Release Date: May 17, 2016

Synetic Theater Presents Man in the Iron Mask


Synetic Theater Presents Man in the Iron Mask

On Stage: Through June 19

“Synetic’s ‘Man in the Iron Mask’ has action and unexpected melodrama” - Washington Post, 5/16/2016

Crystal City (Arlington, VA) – Synetic Theater continues their 2015/16 season with an action-packed follow-up to the Three Musketeers (2013). In Man in the Iron Mask, hero D’Artagnan finds himself alone in the service of King Louis XIV after his comrades have retired. Unbeknownst to D’Artagnan, his old friends plan to remove the corrupt King, and replace him with his good twin, held captive in the Bastille. The Man in the Iron Mask promises swashbuckling blockbuster adventure, rich in bombast and pageantry.

“Synetic Theater already sets a high bar in captivating, edge-of-your-seat dance and fight choreography,” said Crystal City Business Improvement District President/CEO and Synetic Theater Board Chair Angela Fox. “Man in the Iron Mask leaps high over this bar while delivering a knock-out spin kick. If you like action with an artful twist, this show is not to be missed.”

Production Details

  • Dates: Runs through June 19, 2016
  • 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 $15. Senior citizens and military receive $5 off. Group discounts are available. Tickets are available for purchase at
  • This production is recommended for ages 13 and up.

Tickets are also available for Synetic’s next wordless production, Twelfth Night running from July 13 to August 7. Set in the Roaring ’20s and inspired by the silent comedy of Keaton and 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. This is a remount of the 2014 show that garnered 11 Helen Hayes Award nominations.

Synetic Theater has also announced its line-up for the 2016/2017 season with subscriptions starting at $140 for the five show season.

  • Dante’s Inferno - September 28 >> October 30, 2016
  • Sleeping Beauty - December 7, 2016 >> January 15, 2017
  • The Taming of the Shrew - February 15 >> March 26, 2017
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame - May 10 >> June 18, 2017
  • Carmen - July 19 >> August 13, 2017


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 116 Helen Hayes Award nominations and 27 Awards for directing, choreography, acting, costume design, and best play. For more information, visit