The art scene in West Philadelphia is marked by numerous different genres and artists. However in the Cedar Park section the Curio Theater Company adds a fresh approach to the scene. The company has hosted multiple performances of many classics like Shakespeare’s Macbeth along with new and innovative plays.
Curio’s latest production is Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit. No Exit is one of Sartre’s most notable works. The play explores Sartre’s unique view of hell. In the play there is only one room with no windows and one door that is locked. The three inhabitants must endure a hell much different than any of them imagined. They must come to terms with the punishment they must endure for the rest of eternity.
Curio is a non-profit organization based inside of Calvary United Methodist Church’s Center for Culture and Community at 815 South 48th street and Baltimore Avenue. The company’s focus is to bring a new perspective to the West Philadelphia community through the stage. Along with performances the company offers theater outreach, a theater school and summer camp for children and teens.
There is a performance of No Exit every Thursday through Saturday from 8 pm to 11pm until March 13. The show is being held in the sanctuary of the community center. Tickets start at ten dollars.
Taqiya Miller, Group 35, Walnut Hill