Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class at the Wilma Theater
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Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Eugene O'Neill's epic take on the Greek myth of Oresteia, Mourning Becomes Electra moves the timeless tragedy to post-Civil War New England. There, a wealthy mother and daughter clash in a quest for redemption as they battle against their family's apparent fate in a seemingly endless cycle of murder, adultery, incest and revenge. This Quintessence Theatre Group production includes all three parts of O'Neill's masterpiece, promising an epic and devastating theatrical experience. Learn More
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- “A scabrously funny play” --<em>The New York Times </em>
- “Epic, unpredictable, and deliriously ironic” --<em>The Village Voice</em>
- “Compelling, explosive theater” -<em>-Los Angeles Times </em>
An immensely influential playwright and celebrated actor, Sam Shepard (Buried Child, True West) has received a Pulitzer Prize and both Tony® and Academy Award nominations for his riveting career in theater and film. The Wilma is thrilled to produce his work for the first time with the modern classic, Curse of the Starving Class.
Meet the wildly unpredictable Tate family as they attempt to ride the changing tides of pre-suburban Southern California. Financially ruined, their farm is in chaos and the debt collectors are getting increasingly ruthless. The story whirlwinds with dark comedy and captivating twists as each family member goes to fantastic extremes grappling with a “curse” that continues to resonate today.