Performances of this production were cancelled owing to an unforeseen hardship befalling a key member of the production.
One year after their father's death, Irina, Masha, and Olga Prozorov each find themselves at a personal crossroads that will determine both their own fates and their family's future. This stripped-down adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s timeless play omits all but the title characters for a tragicomic look at family dynamics, sibling rivalry, and sisterly love that employs mime, commedia dell’arte, Stanislavskian drama, and gender-bent casting to boldly reinterpret a classic of world theatre.
Produced in collaboration with The Rosenbach for the Philadelphia Fringearts Festival.
Bellisant Corcoran-Mathe as Masha
Leslie Miller as Irina
Hank Curry as Olga
Photography by Ashley Smith
Adapted from "Three Sisters" by Anton Chekhov
Directed by Hank Curry
For a look at the making of "Three Sisters", click here.
A Christmas Carol
On Christmas Eve, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits. Is it too late for Scrooge to change his ways? Or will the spirits provide the path to his salvation? This adaptation of the timeless holiday classic by Charles Dickens was first presented as a live staged reading, integrating traditional Christmas carols and performed in Fairmount Park's historic Lemon Hill Mansion, before being recorded as an audio play the following year with an expanded cast. Originally commissioned by the Fairmount Park Conservancy.
Bill Robling as Ebenezer Scrooge
Stephanie Iozzia as the Three Spirits
Leslie Miller as Ensemble
Hank Curry as Ensemble
Harrison Lampert as Ebenezer Scrooge
Vondexter Montegut II as Fred
Bill Robling as Marley's Ghost
Zanna Yoshida as First Spirit
Becki Zaritsky as Fan/Mrs. Cratchit
Megan Magee as Belle
Jenna Kuerzi as Second Spirit
Victor Rodriguez as Joe
Leslie Miller as Scrooge's Niece/Ensemble
Narrated by Hank Curry
Music by Beth Mead and John Catterall
Sound effects courtesy of SoundJay.com
Adapted and Directed by Hank Curry
Listen to "A Christmas Carol" by clicking here.
Once Upon a Time in Arizona, Tombstone was the howling wonder of the Western world. Into this wild town of cattle rustlers, card sharps, and corrupt politicians comes Wyatt Earp, professional gambler and occasional lawman. Tombstone's unlikely savior might just bring law and order to the wild west...if he lives long enough.
This new comedy brings the folklore and reality of the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral smashing together for a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience with songs, gunplay, pratfalls, and ice cream.
Mary McGinley as Josephine
Hank Curry as Wyatt Earp
Dexter Anderson as John Ringo
Jack Sharples as Johnny Behan
Robert Curry as Doc Holliday
and starring Leslie Miller as Ike Clanton
Narrated by Adiah Hicks
Music by Beth Mead
Written and Directed by Hank Curry
What happens when Keaton meets Kafka? Between high-brow philosophy and low-brow slapstick you will find The Fortress, a picaresque journey through bureaucracy, power plays, and screwball romance that seeks to combine the worldviews of two of the twentieth century's most brilliant and absurd creative minds. Mr. Locht has come to a strange town to make a sale to the mysterious Viscount, only to find himself navigating a labyrinth of dual identities, vaudevillian double-talk, and comic chases that will either end in disaster or entrance to the Viscount's elusive Fortress...or both.
Staged as a walking tour beginning at Washington Square and continuing to the historic Hill-Physick House and surrounding area in a uniquely immersive format, The Fortress gathers some of Philadelphia's greatest performing talent for a one of a kind theatrical experience.
Jennifer Summerfield as Kathleen Keyes
Johanna Dunphy as Professor Perlmutter
Robert Curry as The Emissary
Katie Frazer as Terry Such
Alex McCormick as Terry Such (no relation)
Leslie Miller as Ms. McGuire
Hank Curry as Mr. Locht
and with a friendly appearance by Ethan Fried
Stage Managed by Becky Fleckner
Photography by Kyle Cassidy
Produced by Hank Curry, Johanna Dunphy, Debbie Miller, and Jared Reed
Written and Directed by Hank Curry
special thanks to Jared Reed, Megan Chialastri, Debbie Miller, Jeremy Gable, Steve Cleff, Marie-Paule Jeskie, Sam Heitzer, Nolan Felix, Karisa Senavitus, Jared Delaney, Mary Kinney, Alice McGrath, and everyone at the Hill-Physick House.
Confusion is a comic exploration of the transient nature of identity in the modern world as seen through the eyes of the clown. Hank Curry explores the pitfalls and pratfalls of modern life as he tries on seven unique identities, each with their own troubles and travails. Prepare to meet a meek matador, a consternated conductor, and a ballerina nobly clinging to her dignity as the floor beneath her refuses to cooperate. Run away and join the circus of modern society with this new play that reveals the common characteristics that make us human in ways that can be challenging but are ultimately joyful.
Directed by Hank Curry and Linnell Truchon.
Music by Andy Thierauf
Produced and Commissioned by the Manayunk Theatre Company
Music To Laugh To
A study in mood music and mind control through clown. Devised and performed for Philadelphia's SoLow Fest.
Conceived and Performed by Lesley Berkowitz-Zak and Hank Curry
Original Music by Andy Thierauf
House Manager and Sound Operator John Zak
Special Thanks to Barbara Pomerantz
Long Ago and Far Away...
Tracking the saga of the human condition from the dawn of time to the end of the world, can two actors tell the complete story of human history within the confines of a Philadelphia Row Home? Join us on a journey through time and story, from the first man and woman to the last, as we tell the epic, intimate, romantic, and ridiculous true fairy tale of the human race.
Conceived and performed by Stephanie Iozzia and Hank Curry
A young man prepares to meet his great love. An old professor finds himself to be the only obstacle in giving an important lecture. A musician prepares to perform (if his guitar will allow it). And a young woman tries to turn regret into hope at the end of a long day. Hank Curry brings all of these characters to life in a series of wordless comic vignettes revealing the inner clown in all of us. Featuring live music composed and performed by Sonni Shine.
Part of the Philadelphia SoLow Festival.
Play by Hank Curry
Music by Sonni Shine
House Manager/Lightboard Operator - Stephanie Iozzia