Oedipussy

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All of us have that uncle who drinks too much or that cousin with her foot wedged permanently in her mouth. And while it’s common knowledge that every family has its individual quirks, it’s also widely known that if any of us has anything in common at all, it’s that each of our clans has their own respective issues—and that there’s always someone, somewhere, who has it much worse. Fortunately, West Philly favorite Curio Theatre Company has teamed up with European powerhouse comedy troupe Spymonkey to present the North American premiere of Oedipussy, a riotous rendition of the Greek tragedy, to put it all in perspective.

“I chose Oedipussy for Season Nine because of its broad appeal to audiences of all kinds,” says Paul Kuhn, Curio’s artistic director. “For those that know the story of Oedipus, its digression from the plot is truly hysterical. For those that don’t, the physical comedy is more than enough to keep you engaged and laughing.”

Described as James Bond meets Oedipus with a bit of Barbarella sprinkled on top, this irreverent take on the classic tale of mistaken identities, riddles and prophecy has delighted the world over with its bold, visceral humor. Created in 2012 by Spymonkey’s Toby Park, Petra Massey, Aitor Basauri and Stephan Kreiss, Oedipussy is sure to delight local audiences and continue garnering the critical acclaim its daring storytelling undoubtedly deserves. // KENNEDY ALLEN

Through May 24, 8pm. $20-$25. The Curio Theatre, 4740 Baltimore Ave. curiotheatre.org
 

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WHEN
Friday, May 02, 2014
Recurring: ONCE Sunday, May 04, 2014
Recurring: ONCE Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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4740 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 05/06/2014. .

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