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Sam Shepard

Signature Theatre's Curse of the Starving Class extends limited run

The Signature Theatre production will now play its final performance at Pershing Square Signature Center on June 2, 2019.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

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).

Synopsis: "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."

The cast includes 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).

The creative team features choreography by Peter Pucci, scenic design by Julian Crouch, costume design by Sarah J. Holden, lighting design by Natasha Katz, and sound design & original music by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen. Animal actors for the production are provided by William Berloni.

At The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre within The Pershing Square Signature Center, Signature Theatre also presents the world premiere of new musical Octet, written by three-time Tony Award-nominee Dave Malloy and directed by Annie Tippe, which will play a limited engagement from April 30 to June 9, 2019, with an official opening on May 19.

Curse of the Starving Class Tickets are available now for performances from April 23 through to June 2, 2019.

(Photo courtesy of Signature Theatre)

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