By Donna Herman
I admit it, I’m a big fan of Sam Shepard’s plays, especially his 70’s and 80’s works like Curse of the Starving Class, which is currently being revived by Signature Theatre in an outstanding production. Not only is it masterfully directed by Terry Kinney who was a long-time collaborator of Shephard’s, having both acted in his plays and directed them, but the cast is superb. And the production values are impeccable. If you’re a fan, go see it. If you’ve never seen a Shepard play, don’t miss it. Read my full review here.
Curse of the Starving Class by Sam Shepard, Directed by Terry Kinney
WITH: Lizzy DeClement (Emma); Flora Diaz (Malcolm); Gilles Geary (Wesley); Esau Pritchett (Ellis/Slater); Andrew Rothenberg (Taylor/Emerson); Maggie Siff (Ella); David Warshofsky (Weston)
Scenic Design by Julian Crouch; Costume Design by Sarah J. Holden; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design and Original Music by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen; Animal Director, William Berloni; Movement Director, Peter Pucci; Production Stage Manager; Robert Bennett; Casting by Caparelliotis Casting; Publicity by Boneau/Bryan Brown; Production Stage Manager, Robert Bennett; Assistant Stage Manager Rachel A. Zucker. Presented by Signature Theatre, Artistic Director Paige Evans; Executive Director Harold Wolpert. Through June 2nd at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. Running Time: 2 hours and 25 minutes with one intermission. For tickets visit www.signaturetheatre.org or visit the theater Box Office Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm. To order tickets by phone, call (212) 244-7529.