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,…
Curio Theatre Company
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.
The messiness in Rachel Gluck’s debut play is what make it most lifelike. In the end, what are any of us but destructive dualities, fighting between our desires and our own self-interest?
It’s “like Hamlet”, with all the key plot points, “only scrambled” in a light-hearted Commedia dell’arte of masks, jokes, music, and puppets.
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.
Paul Kuhn is perhaps the finest designer in Philadelphia’s independent theater. He tells Phindie about his prop design for a site-specific production of Ibsen’s HEDDA GABLER.
A timely retelling of Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel.
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.
For the second year, Phindie asked local theater writers to vote on the best theatrical work produced in or near the city in the 2013/14 theater season.
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.
Phindie looks at tax returns for local theaters to see how much they brought in from what sources. We also look at who the best paid employee was for each “non-profit”.
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…
GENDER COMEDY: A LESS STUPID TWELFTH NIGHT GAY FANTASIA (Curio): A loving parody brings infectious glee
Harry Slack has cut the gaping holes in Shakespeare’s logic into microscope slides, and the result is a hilarious and self-aware send-up of the rarely-discussed flaws in the work of our most beloved playwright.