New York | 2h 30m | Ends Jun 02

Curse of the Starving Class

From 22 critic and 136 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking

About the show

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.

New York Magazine / Vulture

"It should heave and churn with bitter discontent and sloppy ambition, delusion and shame. But it’s a tough, flawed nut, and it’s not profiting from Signature Theatre’s current revival, which mostly plays the unwieldy material straight down the middle. As a result, the play feels diffuse and almost plodding in its long first act, and the lurid transformations and deadly outbursts of its second act are consequently dulled." Full Review

During previews
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

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.

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Cast & Creatives (3)