Curio Theatre Company Finishes 12th Season with Peeoplykus' Hilarious THE MASSIVE TRAGEDY OF MADAME BOVARY

Curio Theatre Company closes its 13th Season with the North American premiere of Peeoplykus' adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's classic novel Madam Bovary. In 2013, Curio Theatre Company had a hit in its hilarious production of Hound of Baskerville adapted by Peepolykus (pronounced people-like-us), UK's most exciting touring theatre company. The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary runs April 26-May 20. Opening Night is Friday April 28. All shows are at Curio Theatre Company's Black Box at the Calvary Center for Culture and Community, 4740 Baltimore Ave. Shows are performed Thursday-Saturday night at 8 p.m. The First Preview is Wednesday, April 26. Industry night is Monday, May 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15-$25 and are available online at or by phone at 215-525-1350.

Curio is now ready to give local audiences The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary. This tale of a 19th Century marriage in the north of France tells a story of passions dashed and refueled. The bright and tragic life of a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, is hilariously derailed by the ensemble in this loving adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's classic novel. Curio's comic ensemble presents this recent hit from Britain's Peeoplykus for the first time in North America.

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary is directed by John Bellomo. The ensemble includes Andrew Blasenak., Chase Byrd, Aetna Gallagher and Doug Greene. Curio Theatre Company Artistic Director, Paul Kuhn is designing the set. Conner Behm is the Sound Designer. Aetna Gallagher is the Costume Designer. Kathleen Soltan is the Stage Manager. Ebeth Campbell is the Props Designer. Georgia Thwaites is the Assistant Stage Manager.

About Peepolykus
Peepolykus is one of the UK's most exciting theatre companies whose sublimely ridiculous style of anarchic comedy has been compared to The Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton and Monty Python. They are also educators working with schools, universities and businesses; directors working with the likes of Paul Merton and La Neve Bete; writers for radio and TV; physical comedy practitioners and workshop facilitators.

About Curio Theatre Company
Curio Theatre Company's mission is to serve audiences in West Philadelphia and beyond with high quality, affordable theatre performances; to develop artistic talent through ensemble, company-based training and rehearsal processes; and to further academic, social, and personal development through arts education. The artistic and the educational arms of the theatre company are intertwined as we make our home in the diverse community of West Philadelphia. Curio Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit company based in West Philadelphia. We are currently in our 12th season. The Company was founded by professional artists and administrators who met at the Hedgerow Theatre in Rose Valley, PA, over the past 15 years and incorporated as a non-profit organization in October 2004. After touring locally and internationally for several years, the Company began a search for a permanent home. In January 2005, Curio Theatre Company joined in partnership with the Calvary Center for Culture and Community at 4740 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia. This partnership provides Curio with a performance venue and classrooms within the Calvary Center as well as office space and company housing in the adjacent parish house. In return Curio is assisting the Calvary Center in creating a professional Performing Arts Venue in the heart of West Philadelphia.

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