Curse of the Starving Class

Curse of the Starving Class

Signature Theatre presents a new production of Curse of the Starving Class, directed by Terry Kinney, in memory of Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard, who passed away in 2017, as part of its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season.

Performances are staged at The Irene Diamond Stage within The Pershing Square Signature Center.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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About Curse of the Starving Class:

Living a stagnant, unhappy existence in rural California, the struggling Tate family is desperate for change, but every family member has a different way of trying to improve their station in life.

Sam Shepard
Signature Theatre
Terry Kinney
Natasha Katz
Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen
Julian Crouch
Peter Pucci
Sarah J. Holden
Cast list:
Lizzy DeClement (as Emma), Flora Diaz (as Sergeant Malcolm), Gilles Geary (as Wesley), Esau Pritchett (as Ellis), Andy Rothenberg (as Taylor), Maggie Siff (as Ella), and David Warshofsky (as Weston)
Other info:
Animals provided by William Berloni
Curse of the Starving Class Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
April 23, 2019
Opening date: 
May 13, 2019
June 2, 2019

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Pershing Square Signature Center

480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Curse of the Starving Class News & Features

Sam Shepard
Signature Theatre's Curse of the Starving Class extends limited run
April 18, 2019

Signature Theatre has announced a 1-week extension for its upcoming production of Curse of the Starving Class, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard and directed by Tony Award nominee Terry Kinney, which, as previously reported, is set to begin previews on the Irene Diamond Stage at Pershing Square Signature Center on April 23, 2019, ahead of an official opening on May 13 and a limited engagement now running through to June 2, 2019 (instead of May 26).

Our Curse of the Starving Class Review

As if we needed one more reminder that the more things change the more they stay the same, along comes the Signature Theatre revival of Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class at Pershing Square Signature Center. Impeccably directed by Terry Kinney, a long-time collaborator of Shepard’s, this production highlights Shepard’s prescient understanding of the road we were on 43 years ago when he... Read more