Broad Street Review on "Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class"



"In Curse of the Starving Class, now on stage in a production from EgoPo Classic Theater... Human's don't fare much better [than lambs] in Shepard's dark comedy of downward mobility in 1970s Southern California."


"Director Lane Savadove does an admirable job balancing the sly humor and self conscious weirdness of the first and second acts."


"The Key elements of Shepard's complicated play come through with clarity and wit, thanks largely to the risky atmospheric physical production."


"Scenic designer Dirk Durossette creates a country kitchen in physical and existential despair... Andrew Cowles's lighting limns the harshness of reality and the soft-grained glow of the characters' hopeless dream. Music choices [by Ava Weintzweig] perfectly evoke the era."


"The performance largely draws out the pungent flavor of the script... This production unintentionally takes on a new significance after its two-year delay, with more and more people experiencing the same reality as the Tates: simultaneously trapped and rootless."


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