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For over twenty years, in-the-know DC audiences have thrilled to the magic of wordless Shakespeare from Synetic Theatre, called by the Washington Post “the region’s premier troupe for physical theater.” Now, Olney Theatre Center introduces Maryland audiences to Synetic's thrilling, kinetic performances with one of their most acclaimed, groundbreaking productions! Love-drunk teens stumble upon a troupe of wannabe actors and find themselves caught in a war between the Fairy King and Queen…and that’s before one wily sprite intent on mischief-making sprinkles a little fairy dust. What could possibly go wrong?! This playful adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream features Synetic’s trademark wordless storytelling and is the winner of two Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Resident Play and Outstanding Ensemble.

By William Shakespare

Adapted by Ben Cunis and Paata Tsikurishvili

Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili

Choreographed by Irina Tsikurishvili

2024-25 Season
Part of the 2024-25 Season

“Synetic reimagines one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays with wordless elegance. A decade after first attempting that delicate dance, this “Midsummer” still knows how to cast a spell.”

The Washington Post

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 17 - August 10 2025

Available with Classic Membership

Box Office: 301.924.3400

Open Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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