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June 15-26, 2022

URBN Center Annex Black Box Theater at Drexel University

3401 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Proof of Covid Vaccination & Masks Required

EgoPo comes full circle, remounting their 2020 show that was shut down days before opening.

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 13-year-old Emma dreams of a life of crime. Meanwhile, son Wesley tries desperately to hold the house together, and the family’s lamb takes the brunt of it all. Winner of the 1978 Obie Award for Best New American Play, Curse asks whether our family is our destiny or if we can alter our own futures.

“Primal desperation becomes fervid poetry…” -New York Times

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Cast

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Rob Kahn (he/him)

Weston

Melanie Julian (she/her)

Ella

Dawn McCall (they/them)

Wesley

Kylie Westerbeck (she/her)

Emma

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Damien J. Wallace (he/him)

Taylor

Scott Rodrigue (he/him)

Ellis

Taye Hopkins (he/they)

Sergeant Malcolm/Emerson

Jackson Brown (he/him)

Slater

Team

Director

Lane Savadove

Costume Designer

Jamie Grace-Duff

Set Designer

Dirk Durossette

Lighting Designer

Andrew Cowles

Sound Designer

Ava Weintzweig

Properties

Avista Custom Theatricals

Scene Shop

Flannel & Hammer

Stage Management

Lyndsey Connolly

Production Management

Dane Eissler

Lambs provided by Little Hooves Romneys

Covid Compliance Office

Zoe Gilmore

Assistant Stage Management

Triston Haq

About Sam Shepard 

Sam Shepard (b.1943, d. 2017) was an American playwright, screenwriter, actor, and director.

Shepard's work transformed the American theater landscape by exploding bleak traditional realism into American surrealism, as seen in shows like Buried Child and Fool for Love, which EgoPo produced in our 2019-2020 Shepard Country Season.

Click here to learn more about Sam Shepard.

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