CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS

By Sam Shepard
Directed by Lane Savadove

1977 Obie Award Winner for Best New American Play

March 25 - April 12 - ALL PERFORMANCES POSTPONED

The Tates are on the brink of emotional and financial ruin...

 

...as each family member plans a desperate escape. Ella plots with a smarmy real estate agent, while husband Weston holes up at the local bar, and son Wesley tries desperately to hold the house together. Meanwhile, 13-year-old Emma dreams of a life of crime, and the family’s lamb takes the brunt of it all.  Winner of the 1977 Obie Award for Best New American Play, Curse of the Starving Class takes the American Dream and explodes it into gruesome fragments.

 

Venue: Latvian Society Theater, 531 N. 7th Street (7th & Spring Garden)

"Primal desperation becomes fervid poetry" 

 - New York Times 

Cast

Steven Rishard*

Melanie Julian*

Tyler Elliot

Kylie Westerbeck

Ross Beschler*

Scott Rodrigue

Cameron Del Grosso

Brandon Castillo

Katherine Perry

Mackenzie Trush (u/s)


*Actor performing with permission of
Actors' Equity Association

Production Team

Direction................................Lane Savadove

Scenic Design.......................Dirk Durossette
Lighting Design......................Andrew Cowles

Costume Design...........................Ariel Wang

Sound Design..........................Chris Sannino

Props Design...............................Matt Basen

Stage Management..................Melody Wong
Technical Direction...........Flannel & Hammer
Associate Sound Designer.......Edward Smith

ASM...............................Cameron DelGrosso

ASM.....................................Brandon Castillo

Tickets**

Wed-Thurs.......................................$32

Fri-Sun.............................................$36

Champagne Opening......................$39

Student/Industry..............................$12

ACCESS Philly***..............................$2

*Opening Night includes a Champagne Reception following the performance.  General tickets for $39 can be purchased online. Included as part of our Silver+ Subscriptions. Additional $3 per ticket fee applies for Basic and Bronze Subscriber exchange requests.

 

**Thursday, April 2nd at 7pm will feature Mackenzie Trush in the role of "Emma" for EgoPo's first-ever understudy performance.

Please Note: Ticketing Fees apply to all orders (excluding ACCESS), including walk-up sales in cash at the door.

 

ACCESS Cardholders: Call 267-273-1414 to reserve your tickets. ACCESS card and photo ID required. Limit 4 tickets per card. ACCESS Cardholders may use their card at EgoPo for just $2 per ticket, thanks to ACCESS Philly, a city-wide initiative led by Art-Reach. For more information, visit www.art-reach.org/access.

© 2015 by EgoPo Classic Theater. 

Theater Location: 531 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

 

Office Location: 317 Dickinson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147.

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