Overview

Now playing through June 2 Only!

This new production of Curse of the Starving Class, directed by Terry Kinney, honors Pulitzer Prize-winning Legacy playwright Sam Shepard, who passed away in 2017. Living a stagnant, unhappy existence in rural California, the struggling Tate family is desperate for change, but every family member has a different way of trying to improve their station in life. Last produced in NYC by Signature more than 20 years ago, Curse of the Starving Class was called a play of “eloquent intensity, whirlwind farce and resonantly poignant insight” by Time Magazine.

"A blistering revival! Superbly staged and acted."
- The Hollywood Reporter

"Beautiful, signature Shepard writing, in which primal desperation becomes fervid poetry."
The New York Times  

"A gruesome, gleeful demolition of the nuclear family and its fissionable discontents."
The Observer



Waitlist Tickets

On the day of a sold out performance, we will take a waiting list for full price tickets in person at the ground floor Box Office window one hour prior to showtime. Learn more.

Student Rush Tickets

Subject to availability, Student Rush tickets will be sold for $35 when the ground floor Box Office opens each day up until performance time. Limit two tickets per person. Tickets are only available in person with a valid student ID. Learn more.

Dates
April 23 - June 2, 2019
Price
Through May 26: all tickets $35. Beginning May 28: tickets $35-55.
Running Time
2 hours 25 minutes, with one intermission
Venue
The Irene Diamond Stage
Residency

Please Note

This production contains nudity, the use of strobe effects, haze and herbal cigarettes.

There will be no late seating for this production.

Performance Extras

Signature Spotlight Series

Talkback_Icon_Signature-01.png  Talkbacks (post-show)

April 30, May 16, May 23, May 30

Community Discussion logo Spotlight on Terry Kinney (pre-show)

May 2 at 6:30pm: Join us for a pre-show, moderated discussion with Curse of the Starving Class director Terry Kinney.


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May 18 at 2:00pm
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May 19 at 2:00pm
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Cast

Lizzy DeClement

Flora Diaz

Gilles Geary

Esau Pritchett

Andrew Rothenberg

Maggie Siff

David Warshofsky

Creative

Scenic Design
Julian Crouch
Costume Design
Sarah J. Holden
Lighting Design
Natasha Katz
Sound Design & Original Music
Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen
Animals
William Berloni
Movement Director
Peter Pucci
Production Stage Manager
Robert Bennett

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