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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Ben Dibble, a ten-time Barrymore Award nominee and F. Otto Haas Award winner, plays all eleven roles in this darkly comic musical tour de force. Herringbone tells the quirky and haunting story of George Herringbone, a young Depression-era boy with a talent for singing and dancing. Taught by a vaudeville veteran, he discovers he's possessed by the vengeful spirit of his mentor's late partner. This chilling ghost story explores the true price of fame as Herringbone learns that there are no shortcuts to success. 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.