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Brian McCann and Paul Kuhn. Photo by Rebecca Gudelunas.

Review: ‘Waiting for Godot’ at Curio Theatre Company

Waiting for Godot is generally considered a comedy. Samuel Beckett himself called this, his most famous play, a “tragicomedy.” But its reputation as an important, monumental piece of art can have a way of choking off the laughs. I’ve seen tedious productions that left me scratching my head and asking “What’s so funny?” If the […]

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Review: ‘Antagonyms’ at Curio Theatre Company

An antagonym is a word with two opposite meanings, such as “left” which can mean “remaining” or “departed.” Rachel Gluck’s world premiere Antagonyms at Curio Theatre Company (“Curio”) centers around four young people who embody the deception and double-meaning intrinsic to that grammar anomaly.  As the play begins, we meet Jonny (Andrew Carroll) and Mauve […]

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2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Omeletto: Like Hamlet, Only Scrambled’ at Ombelico Mask Ensemble

Commedia dell’arte meets Shakespeare in Ombelico Mask Ensemble’s original deconstruction of Hamlet. Omeletto: Like Hamlet, Only Scrambled synthesizes all of Shakespeare’s dramatic characters with the comic archetypes from the 16th-century Italian genre, in a madcap ensemble-devised work making its world-premiere al fresco, per convention, in Liberty Lands Park. Directed with flair by John Bellomo, an […]

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ at Curio Theatre Company in Philadelphia

As I walked through the narrow passageway leading into Curio’s space, I entered into a spacious, deteriorating church to an ominous red lit stage, hearing that it was a two hour and ten minute one-woman show admittedly seemed daunting. However, it’s not nearly that unpromising. Though Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale may be thirty years […]

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