Curse of the Starving Class

Now playing through June 2, 2019 with a Monday, May 13 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).

Contacts: Heath Schwartz | Imani Punch

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Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) presents Curse of the Starving Class by Sam Shepard and directed by Tony Award nominee Terry Kinney.

The cast of Curse of the Starving Class includes Lizzy DeClement (“New Amsterdam”) as Emma, Flora Diaz (“Gotham”) as Malcolm, Gilles Geary (“The I-Land”) as Wesley, Esau Pritchett (“The Night Of”) as Ellis, Andrew Rothenberg (“The Walking Dead”) as Taylor, Maggie Siff (“Billions”) as Ella, David Warshofsky (Taken) as Weston.

The creative team includes Julian Crouch (Scenic Design), Sarah J. Holden (Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (Sound Design & Original Music), William Berloni (Animals) and Peter Pucci (Movement Director). The Production Stage Manager is Robert Bennett and Casting is by Caparelliotis Casting.

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.