“Beauty and the Beast:” A Tale of Entrepreneurship and Community

Memorable Performers Irinka Kavsadze as Belle, Vato Tsikurishvili as The Beast Synetic Washington December 2014By Blair A. Ruble
Synetic Theater has another hit on its hands with its new production of Beauty and the Beast.  “It gives you goosebumps,” writes the website Broadway World; “A lush, almost feverish theatrical experience, impressive to see and satisfying,” gushes Talkin’ Broadway blog; “fresh and frightening,” declares the Washington City Paper; and “graphically clever” as well as “bewitchingly ideal conveyance,” notes the doyen of Washington critics Peter Marks in the Washington Post.   Now over a decade old, Synetic – which is based in Arlington’s Crystal City – has joined the upper ranks of the Washington theater scene with hauntingly scored, visually striking , and physically demanding performances that have made the company among the most widely praised practitioners of physical theater anywhere.

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