West Philly’s plucky Curio Theatre Company, which has carved two innovative theater spaces out of the decaying Calvary Church, continues its seventh season with a new play by artistic director Paul Kuhn, also the company’s resourceful resident designer and a featured actor. In his play, adult siblings revisit the remote and hostile Canadian woods that, as children, they dubbed Madville. The Canadian native admits it’s a memory play, “but it also deals with the fact that memories are very fragmented, and it’s hard to piece them together. Hopefully, the audience will see something in their own childhood, that moment of, ‘Oh my God, why didn’t we die?’” Both characters and audience must puzzle over whose memories are more accurate — and more harrowing.
March 20-April 13, $10-$20, Calvary Center, 4740 Baltimore Ave., 215-525-1350, curiotheatre.org.