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).
Currently at A.C.T.:
- Full Price:
- $20.00 - $140.00
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A.C.T.'s acclaimed, music-infused adaptation of Dickens' beloved tale returns, in a sumptuous production that's become one of the Bay Area's favorite holiday traditions. A large, lively cast tells the story of lonely old miser Ebenezer Scrooge, a bah-humbuggy sort who's shown a second chance by four ghosts who visit him one spooky Christmas Eve. A classic story of redemption and forgiveness, A Christmas Carol captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season, especially in this imaginative version written by A.C.T.'s own artistic director Carey Perloff and alumnus Paul Walsh. Learn More
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Quotes & Highlights
- "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.