Sam Shepard's Satire Curse of the Starving Class at A.C.T.
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The last date listed for Curse of the Starving Class was Sunday May 25, 2008 / 2:00pm (Closing Night).
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Both charming and disturbing, The Suit combines a rich musical score with remarkably simple staging as it tells the story of a husband who doles out an unusual punishment to his cheating wife: He asks that she treat her lover's abandoned suit as a guest of honor in their home. Accompanying her wherever she goes, the suit becomes a whimsical yet cruel reminder of her infidelity. African melodies interweave with jazz standards to underscore this surprising, sharp-witted tale set in Apartheid-era Johannesburg, in a haunting production that integrates virtuosic musicians directly into the action. Learn More
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“Fierce and funny . . . a savage parody” —New York Times
“Epic, unpredictable and deliriously ironic” —The Village Voice
“Compelling, explosive theater” —Los Angeles Times
Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class is given a newly revised staging by bold, young American director Peter DuBois, the new artistic director of Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company.
A farmhouse somewhere in the American West is inhabited by a mysterious refrigerator, a redemptive kitchen table and the members of the Tate family, each of whom has plans to sell the house and pursue their dreams. They may have more than enough to eat, but not enough to satisfy their hunger for the elusive American Dream.
Sam Shepard is one of America’s finest playwrights. He has won the Obie Award (11 times), the Pulitzer Prize, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and Outer Critics Circle Award, and has been inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame for his achievements as a playwright, screenplay writer and actor. He has written 45 plays and four screenplays, and has appeared in nearly 20 films.