Curio’s The Mystery of Irma Vep requires virtuosity. Watching the production turns out to be more exhausting than fun.
Curio Theatre Company
The SoLow Fest performances of different mediums and art forms on June 23rd showed dance, theater, and comedy.
Danton, Marat, Robespierre, and their ilk have mostly been forgotten, while the guillotined Marie retains fame.
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.
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