Curse of the Starving Class

Curse of the Starving Class

CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS

By Sam Shepard

 

Curse of the Starving Class is a darkly comic exploration of the American family psyche. This Obie Award-winning play looks at the four members of the Tate family who live on a half-neglected farm in rural California. Having driven his family deep into debt, an alcoholic father strives for an impossible redemption in a home his wife has struggled to maintain for so long. Meanwhile, their two children teeter on the brink of adolescence and adulthood, revealing the role their parents’ dysfunction plays in their escalated loss of innocence. Trapped in a grotesque farce of the American dream, we see these four characters seduced by credit and developers. They long for escape while constantly facing the reality of hunger. The play examines the death of the American family.

Intended for audiences 16+