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 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 love Sam Shepherd--this is a faithful production. Good performances and interesting set
Don't see it if you don't like Sam Shepherd--this is full of dysfunction and screaming that'c characteristic of his work.
See it if You like unconventional drama by a master playwright with terrific acting and a plot you won’t soon forget.
Don't see it if You like a more conventional, straightforward type of drama where everything follows a linear pattern.
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 are a fan of Sam Sheppard, want to see new interpretation of show, can appreciate symbolism in a show.
Don't see it if You want a "feel good" show, need a show wrapped up neatly, are not a fan of Sam Sheppard, want a fast paced show (this was NOT that show).
See it if You're a fan of Shepard or portrayals dysfunctional families or the rot of American idealism. Great staging and committed acting.
Don't see it if You can't stand symbolism or jagged plots. Some of the acting/monologues are uneven, and I'm not ultimately sure what the play wanted to say
See it if you like Shepard and are in the mood for a dark, intense play.
Don't see it if you want one genre in a play - at times this is play is funny, and at other times, excruciating. This is not a happy story.
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 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 Intense special effect opens show. Respectful Sam Shepard rendering. One interesting performance. A friend recommends it.
Don't see it if The actor who has the first poetic monologue is so dull you almost miss the the lyricism of the lines. His later full-frontal nudity does
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 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 Like Sam Shepherd. A masterful production on one of his greatest plays. Absurd and astute at the same time. Beautifully executed and acted.
Don't see it if You are not a fan of absurd and sometimes violent actions. Can be disturbing.
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