Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class at the Wilma Theater
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Head down the yellow brick road with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, too, in this fresh and enchanting adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, featuring new tunes by Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita) and Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats). Based on the classic screenplay and featuring all the music from the Oscar-winning movie, this is the beloved story of the girl who wakes up in a strange land filled with witches and wizards, munchkins and monkeys -- and befriends a lion, a tin man and a scarecrow in her quest to find her way back home. The unforgettable score includes all-time favorites like "Over the Rainbow," "We're Off to See the Wizard" and "If I Only Had a Brain." Learn More
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“A scabrously funny play” —_The New York Times _
“Epic, unpredictable, and deliriously ironic” —The Village Voice
“Compelling, explosive theater” -_-Los Angeles Times _
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.