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THE MASSIVE TRAGEDY OF MADAME BOVARY, Curio Theatre Company, 04/26/2017-05/20/2017

Marquee April 6, 2017 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Show: THE MASSIVE TRAGEDY OF MADAME BOVARY Theater: Curio Theatre Company Theater Website: http://www.curiotheatre.org Show runs: 04/26/2017 to 05/20/2017 THE MASSIVE TRAGEDY OF MADAME BOVARY by Peepolykus A North American Premiere! Directed by John Bellomo Patrons may remember Curio’s hilarious 2013 production of The Hound of the Baskervilles, adapted by […]

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Curio’s OTHELLO: Loving “Not Wisely, But Too Well”

Professional Theatre, Reviews February 27, 2015 at 4:54 pm 0 comments

West Philly’s Curio Theatre Company starts off 2015 with a production of Shakespeare’s OTHELLO. Presented on their intimate “Corner Stage” on the lower level of the Calvary Center, the production is directed by Dan Hodge and runs through March 14. OTHELLO was written in approximately 1603; the story revolves around four central […]

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William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO

Press Releases February 17, 2015 at 7:20 pm 0 comments

Curio Theatre Continues 10th Anniversary Season with William Shakespeare’s Othello February 12-March 14 PHILADELPHIA– Curio Theatre Company kicks off 2015 with an intimate and in-your-face version of William Shakespeare’s Othello. The show runs February 12-March 14 at Curio’s Corner Stage. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, at 8 p.m. Opening […]

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THE MATTER OF FRANK SCHAEFER: “They Tell Me The Fault-Line Runs Right Thru Here”—Curio Debuts a New Work

Professional Theatre November 19, 2014 at 8:51 pm 0 comments

Curio Theatre Company continues to push boundaries as they open their tenth season in West Philadelphia. THE MATTER OF FRANK SCHAEFER is a company-created piece dramatizing the defrockment of a United Methodist Church pastor for performing his gay son’s marriage ceremony in 2007. Directed by Company Manager Gay Carducci Kuhn, […]

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Curio Closes Out Season with Production of Mythical Proportions: OEDIPUSSY

Professional Theatre May 6, 2014 at 8:20 pm 0 comments

West Philly’s Curio Theatre Company never plays it safe; they started out their ninth season with a controversial re-imagining of ROMEO AND JULIET, and now they’re winding things up with a crazed take on the Greek myth of Oedipus. Created by the British comedy troupe, SpyMonkey, OEDIPUSSY mines the laughs […]

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Sisters Doing It for Themselves: DANCING AT LUGHNASA at Curio Theatre Company

Professional Theatre February 25, 2014 at 8:10 pm 0 comments

West Philly’s Curio Theatre Company starts the lead-up to Spring by staging Brian Friel’s 1990 play about five sisters in rural western Ireland. DANCING AT LUGHNASA, a sweetly humorous and touching dramedy, is directed by Gay Carducci and runs from February 15th to March 15th on the theatre’s main stage. […]

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Curio Turns Shakespeare On His Head: GENDER COMEDY: A LESS STUPID TWELFTH NIGHT GAY FANTASIA

Professional Theatre December 28, 2013 at 9:28 pm 0 comments

“The grounde worke of Commedies, is love, cosenedge, flatterie, bawderie, [and] slye conveighance of whordome.” ~ Stephen Gosson, 16th Century English satirist. West Philly’s Curio Theatre Company continues their season-long examination of gender roles with the World Premiere of GENDER COMEDY: A LESS STUPID TWELFTH NIGHT GAY FANTASIA, by company […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 32: December 13, 2013

Podcasts December 8, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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Girl Power—Curio Causes Quite a Stir With Their Spin on the Bard: ROMEO & JULIET

Professional Theatre October 14, 2013 at 9:47 pm 0 comments

Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean… West Philly’s Curio Theatre Company created a lot of buzz over the summer when they announced they would be mounting a female […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 18: September 6, 2013

Podcasts September 1, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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Harry Slack, CJ Keller and Steve Carpenter. (Photo credit: Kyle Cassidy)

Curio Theatre Company Goes to the HOUNDs

Professional Theatre May 10, 2013 at 10:33 am 0 comments

West Philly’s Curio Theatre Company is closing out their current season with an exceedingly tongue-in-cheek adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES.   The original, written in 1901, was the third of Doyle’s four novels featuring super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes.   As was the custom at the time, the […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 2: May 10, 2013

Podcasts May 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm 0 comments

The next episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast is now available. Find out what’s opening in and around the Delaware Valley the weekend of May 10, 2013.  Also, you have a chance to win a pair of tickets to see “25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee” in our trivia […]

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A Method to Their MADness? MADVILLE Premieres at Curio Theatre Company

Professional Theatre March 26, 2013 at 10:27 pm 0 comments

“One crow sorrow, Two crows joy…Three crows a letter, Four crows a boy.” Childhood memories, we all have them.   And if we have siblings, we tend to relive them whenever we gather.   Some things are crystal clear, others are fuzzy.   Sometimes we disagree on how events played out; and other […]

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DOUBLE TAKE: Critics get a taste of their own medicine in Curio Theatre Company’s THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND

DOUBLE TAKE: Critics get a taste of their own medicine in Curio Theatre Company’s THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND

Around the Region December 14, 2012 at 9:10 pm 0 comments

Hmm, how does a reviewer write a review of a play that skewers theatre reviewers? West Philly’s Curio Theatre Company has chosen Tom Stoppard’s THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND as a respite from the pressures of the holidays. Directed by Dan Hodge, Stoppard’s comedic payback is running in the company’s new […]

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Religion, Repression and Redemption (of sorts): EQUUS at Curio Theatre Company

Professional Theatre January 28, 2013 at 8:10 pm 0 comments

“He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.” ~ Book of Job Curio Theatre Company in West Philly is reviving Peter Shaffer’s 1973 drama EQUUS for the winter season.    The play centers on the explosive encounters […]

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DOUBLE TAKE: A Curious Case of Ars Simia Naturae in Curio Theatre Company’s THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND

DOUBLE TAKE: A Curious Case of Ars Simia Naturae in Curio Theatre Company’s THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND

Around the Region December 14, 2012 at 9:08 pm 0 comments

Following his success last season with Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST, Dan Hodge returns to Curio Theatre Company to direct Tom Stoppard’s early spoof, THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND, the first full-stage production in its new second space at West Philadelphia’s Calvary Center. A parody of such mainstays of the British murder-mystery genre […]

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Divided By Faith: Curio Theatre’s THE RUNNER STUMBLES

Divided By Faith: Curio Theatre’s THE RUNNER STUMBLES

Around the Region October 22, 2012 at 10:43 am 0 comments

“At night I wonder how you are feeling, what you think, if you’re happy, if you can sleep. Even when I pray, I wonder what you’re doing. I look up through a window if it’s recess or listen for your steps in the hall. I can only concentrate if I […]

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Time Is On My Side—(yeah, not so much)….Curio Stages SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

Around the Region February 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm 1 comment

Kurt Vonnegut was a controversial author, and his 1969 satirical novel SLAUGHERHOUSE-FIVE was no exception. Based very loosely on Vonnegut’s experiences as a POW during World War II, the novel tells the story of Billy Pilgrim, who becomes “unstuck in time.”  The author uses his story to explore the concepts […]

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Curio Theatre Company Flouts All the Rules for the Holidays

Around the Region December 12, 2011 at 8:49 pm 1 comment

Dario Fo is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Italian playwright/activist/director, born in 1926. Fo’s works are characterized primarily by criticisms of—among other things—organized crime, political corruption, political murders, Catholic policy on abortion and conflict in the Middle East. His plays often depend on improvisation, Commedia dell’Arte style. He freely gives companies producing […]

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Mythbuster: West Philly’s Curio Theatre Company Stages an Intriguing EURYDICE

Around the Region October 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm 0 comments

Now, from a troop of shades that last arriv’d, Eurydice was call’d, and stood reviv’d: Slow she advanc’d, and halting seem to feel The fatal wound, yet painful in her heel. Thus he obtains the suit so much desir’d, On strict observance of the terms requir’d: For if, before he […]

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