Last produced in NYC by Signature more than 20 years ago, this new production of "Curse of the Starving Class" honors Pulitzer Prize-winning Legacy Playwright Sam Shepard, who passed away in 2017. More…
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.
See it if You want to catch Maggie Siff . You haven't seen a pithier version.
Don't see it if You have seen a dense, well acted, meaningful production of this play.
See it if and ONLY if you are a fan of playwright Sam Shepard's writing.
Don't see it if you are able to get tickets for The Cradle Will Rock, High Button Shoes, or Dying City. Ironically you won't like any of those shows either.
See it if you can stomach rural, ignorant folks spouting cliches and spleen venting. God, I wanted to bolt from the theater. Outdated and trite
Don't see it if I reiterate what a previous reviewer said Don't see it if this is your first introduction to Sam Shepard. Words never more resoundingly true
See it if You want to see a pretty good community theater production, an expensive set, a real sheep onstage
Don't see it if It felt un-directed: the ensemble struggles, indicates, and over/underplays their way through scenes of disconnected shouting
See it if Great staging of Shepard’s Pulitzer winning play. can you escape the starving class by starting over in Europe or Mexico?
Don't see it if dark lives of a dysfunctional American family... including many conversations around an empty fridge ;)
See it if You are collecting Sam Shepard plays, otherwise there’s no reason to sit through 2.5 hours of this.
Don't see it if You have anything else to do with your time. The plot is pointless, the characters are unlikeable, and their dialogue is unrealistic.