Washington’s Synetic Theatre announced that it has cancelled the scheduled runs of Light in the Darkness and The Voice of Anne Frank due to problems involving visas for members of the Tantehorse Theatre Company of Prague. The productions were to feature the return of Mirenka Cechová, nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for her performance as the Fool in Synetic’s King Lear.
“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,” the company said in the press release. “Synetic hopes to bring the show back to D.C. in the future, but no dates have been set at this time.”
Light in the Darkness, an original piece developed by Tantehorse, “combines surreal and decadent poetry with elements of physical theater and modern dance,” according to Synetic. It had been scheduled to run from March 8 to the 26th. Synetic was unable to arrange an alternate schedule which would not conflict with Synetic’s run of Taming of the Shrew or with Tantehorse’s European engagements.
The Voice of Anne Frank is a composition of dance and non-verbal theater about the famed diarist who was murdered in the Holocaust. It was to feature the work of Mi?enka ?echová and run on March 14 and 19.
Synetic will offer ticket purchasers refunds or exchanges. For assistance, contact the box office, 800 494-8497.