Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class at the Wilma Theater
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The last date listed for Curse of the Starving Class was Tuesday March 27, 2012 / 6:30pm.
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Tony Award winner for Best Play of 2013, Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike sends up the classic dramas of Anton Chekhov with an absurdist tale of familial dysfunction. But, you don't have to be a Cherry Orchard scholar to appreciate this zany farce, which the Associated Press called "utterly refreshing." Vanya and his sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Bucks County farmhouse where they grew up. When their movie star sister, Masha, returns home unannounced with Spike, her 20-something boy toy, an unforgettable weekend ensues. 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.