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Beauty and the Beast at Synetic Theater

  • Date: Mar 03 - Apr 02, 2023

Synetic Theater’s Beauty and the Beast draws on the darkness and sensuality of the original French novel, La Belle et la Bête, and the 1946 Cocteau film of the same name. Told through the vengeful narration of a handsome Prince’s first love, Synetic’s dark and mystical take on the fairy tale explores and challenges the dynamics of love and power as it asks the question, “who is worthy of true love?”

This fresh adaptation is a sparkling and inspiring Gothic romance full of wonder, mystery and redemption expressed through Synetic’s unique stage effects, expressionistic design, puppetry and movement. No sing-alongs or talking teacups from Disney’s animated film in this piece of theater art. Though just as magnificent, this show’s got bite.

Co-directed by Ben Cunis & Vato Tsikurishvili

Choreographed by Irina Tsikurishvili

Adapted by Ben and Peter Cunis


  • Friday, March 31
  • Saturday, April 1
  • Sunday, April 2
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  • Synetic Theater
  • 1800 S Bell Street
  • Arlington, VA 22202