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Synetic Cancels Light in the Darkness Due to Visa Snafu

Light in the Darkness, the second installment in Synetic Theater's forward-thinking New Movements series, has been canceled, the company announced this evening. Four of the six performers, members of the Prague-based physical-theater company Tantehorse, are having trouble with their visas.

The work won't be rescheduled in the near future.

Here's the press release:

DATE: March 7, 2012

Synetic Theater cancels Light in the Darkness due to visa delays

Arlington, VA – Light in the Darkness’ upcoming run at Synetic Theater has been canceled due to visa delays for the artists of Tantehorse Theatre Company from Prague. The performances were scheduled to take place from March 8 through March 26, 2012 at Synetic Theater in Crystal City. The theater will have no alternative performances for those dates. Unfortunately, the show cannot be re-scheduled in the nearest future, because of the upcoming performances of Synetic’s The Taming of the Shrew starting on March 31 and other engagements Tantehorse artists have in Europe. Three performances of The Voice of Anne Frank scheduled to play on March 14 and 19 have also been cancelled.

Synetic Theater went through extraordinary measures to bring Tantehorse Theatre Company to Washington D.C., but the delay with the US visas for four out of six members of Light in the Darkness team rendered the tour impossible. Synetic hopes to bring the show back to D.C. in the future, but no dates have been set at this time.

Synetic Theater is currently contacting all patrons who purchased tickets to re-schedule their attendance to another Synetic performance or to offer a refund.

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