Curio’s The Mystery of Irma Vep requires virtuosity. Watching the production turns out to be more exhausting than fun.
Beth Henley’s play remains relevant because its central characters feel so vibrantly human
The small cast at Curio Theatre play multiple roles in THE MASSIVE TRAGEDY OF MADAME BOVARY, a dramatization of Gustave Flaubert’s novel (read the Phindie review). Aetna Gallagher, Andrew Blasenak,…
A meta take on Flaubert’s classic.
Curio’s designers have created a bubble of no time, no place, in which anything or nothing can happen.
Something funny across the surface with dark issues riding just under it.
Curio’s production underscores the delusion and the rawness of the lives of the Loman family.
Ionesco offers comically entertaining insight on the careless and constant cacophony that passes for communication but is just platitudinous twaddle.
A timely retelling of Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel.
Michael Frayn’s enormously popular 1980s play is a zany farce about doors and sardines, relationships, and mistakes.
This original take on OTHELLO has more the feel of a farcical comedy than an ironic tragedy
Curio personalizes a national news story: THE MATTER OF FRANK SCHAEFER, a Methodist priest defrocked for officiating his son’s same sex wedding.
Ombelico’s latest al fresco offering, FLIM FLAM PHANTOM SHAM, is a delightful synthesis of traditional Commedia dell’Arte with current Philadelphia references, delivered in Italian and English—or Philly’s local version thereof!—which kept me in stitches throughout the entire all-ages show.
OEDIPUSSY isn’t something to analyze, it’s just something to enjoy— an antidote to life’s heavy stuff. Appealingly physical and comically overwrought, it’s tons of fun. The most amazing thing about this lunatic version is that the epic tragic story actually emerges through all the clowning, sight gags and laughter.
Photographer Kyle Cassidy is a Philadelphia treasure. He has been documenting American culture since the 1990s, photographing goths, punks, cutters, politicians, metalheads, dominatrices, scholars, and alternative fashion, in addition to…
The world’s most famous love story is given a new twist. The familiar characters are now the teenaged daughters of the feuding Montague and Capulet families, whose tragic romance is used to explore the true universality of Shakespeare’s themes.
Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Will hum about mine ears; and…