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 Some wonderful social insights expressed brilliantly. Shephard is keen observer of the disenfranchised, play still speaks for them
Don't see it if Without realism or concise storytelling. Play is strangely relevant though storytelling is dated. Repetitive and verbose but fascinating
See it if You are a fan of Sam Shepard’s Americana. Although the acting was well done, this play is quite dark.
Don't see it if You want to see something uplifting. This play is difficult to watch and the conclusion is unsettling.
See it if You love Sam Shepard’s plays. You don’t mind a confusing ending.
Don't see it if You object to animals being used as props ( and upstaging the actors). You don’t like to see dysfunctional families.
See it if You appreciate the plays of Shepard. This one has great scenic design, a sheep in a cage, and urination on the stage.Quirky,with great cast
Don't see it if Unusual play that may not be for everyone. Shepard's plays are never dull or boring.
See it if you want to see Sam Shepard's most autobiographical play in the wonderful Signature Theatre. The lamb is adorable. Everything else is ick.
Don't see it if you want to care about the characters -- some I hated and others didn't understand. It's full of sadness and anger from start to finish.
See it if You don't mind a sub par revival of classic Sam Shepard play. The writing & themes still have value even in this somewhat anemic revival.
Don't see it if This is your first introduction to Sam Shepard.
See it if If you like the theater experience to provoke you Into thinking and feeling other people’s struggles,.
Don't see it if If you are looking to relax and have lighthearted fun or if you do not like nudity on stage
See it if You enjoy a real glimpse into others’ struggles. You like a bit of shock factor.
Don't see it if You are not ok with male nudity or live animals pooping on stage. You’re looking for a light date night show.
See it if You want to see a truly awesome set, or are a fan of Shepard's work or a classic dysfunctional family story
Don't see it if If you want something dramatically new or different with surprises.
See it if Anything showing at Signature is well worth it. This was great play at excellent venue. All characters/actors were exceptional. I loved it.
Don't see it if Many twists. Some humour. Staging may make it hard to focus. Some nudity.
See it if You want to experience an intense drama written masterfully and acted superbly. Fantastic set design literally from start to finish.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with dramas dealing with family and societal dysfunction. Not for everyone. In your face violence and intimidation.
See it if An incredible production ! I was riveted from the very first surprise image of the crumbling house. It crumbled as we watched ! Black comedy
Don't see it if You are in a Mary Sunshine mood, this play will play havoc with any feelings of sunniness ! You don’t wish to see male nudity.
See it if You admire Sam Shepard & his writing & are open to his often distressing though sometimes funny story lines. This is a classic of his.
Don't see it if You prefer plays that don't haunt you after you leave and have happy endings.
See it if You admire Sam Shepard, serious modern tales laced with humor, and great acting and staging. It’s a first-rate production!
Don't see it if Tales of uniquely American sorrow and woe have no appeal,
See it if you are able to connect with flawed characters and can tolerate sometimes over-the-top behavior; or you appreciate commitment to an idea.
Don't see it if you are easily offended and like things tied up in a neat package.
See it if for a rarely produced early work by an exceptional writer; superb acting, amazing set; frighteningly relevant themes; disturbing, eloquent.
Don't see it if you want neatly tied up story lines, happy endings and Ozzie and Harriet families
See it if Enjoy Sam Shepard plays. There is amazing set pieces and lots of action and disfunction, but with a lot of humor too.
Don't see it if You don't like plays that deal with unpleasant topics like poverty, addiction, dysfunctional families, etc.
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