Synetic Theater’s newest production of Beauty and the Beast transforms the classic story into a dark and magical piece of theater art. A far cry from the Disney-fied version of the story, this show takes inspiration from the original 18th-century French fairytale, La Belle et la Bete, adding a unique, dark twist and mysterious, shadowy elements .
If you’ve experienced a Synetic performance, you’re no stranger to the theater’s acclaimed silent storytelling and expressionistic design, which blend together on stage to bring this sparkling Gothic romance to life. The season closer brings an all-star cast to the stage, featuring company members, professionally trained actors and dancers — including Dancing with the Stars contestant, Irina Kavsadze, as the lead role — along with an imaginative creative team to pique your interest and bring you into a magical world built through marvelous shadow-play and skillful stagecraft.
Synetic Theater is DC’s premiere physical theater, producing stunning and vibrant performances that take a step beyond the spoken word and emphasize movement, physicality, and emotion.
Please note: This production of Beauty and the Beast contains light fantasy violence and may be scary to very young children. This production is not the Disney musical.
Synetic Theater Presents Beauty and the Beast
Where: 1800 S. Bell Street | Arlington, VA 22202
When: March 3 – April 2
Run time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission
All ages are welcome, but parental guidance is advised for younger children.