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Synetic Theater Coming to Crystal City

by ARLnow.com — April 6, 2010 at 8:00 am 519 0

Synetic Theater, which has been performing “non-realistic” physical theater in venues like the Rosslyn Spectrum and the Kennedy Center, has found a permanent home in Crystal City’s underground theater.

The announcement was made Monday night. It comes as Arena Stage, which has been temporarily occupying the Crystal City theater (1800 South Bell Street), is preparing to move to the currently under-construction Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest Washington in the fall.

The heads of Synetic and the Crystal City Business Improvement District were both thrilled by their new partnership.

“We are thrilled to bring our unique brand of theater to Crystal City,” said Paata Tsikurishvili, CEO of Synetic Theater, in a statement. “I am confident that this strong partnership… will create new opportunities for Synetic, enabling us to further grow artistically and ensuring that Crystal City remains a destination for the arts.”

“We could not be more thrilled to welcome Synetic Theater to Crystal City,” said Angela Fox, president of Crystal City BID. “The amazing creativity of their work and the uniqueness of their brand echoes the powerful transformation that we are promulgating in Crystal City.”

Synetic’s first Crystal City performance is scheduled for September. The company will continue its relationships with the Kennedy Center and the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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