Sam Shepard's "Curse of the Starving Class"
The Tate family is dead broke, the front door smashed in and nothing in the refrigerator. Dad drunkenly dreams of a hermit's life in the desert while Mom longs for European sophistication. So when both hatch schemes, independent of each other, to sell the family farm out from underneath their two children, a wild battle ensues to save each person's piece of the American Dream. This modern classic by Sam Shepard, a Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-nominated playwright, balances dark comedy and biting satire in its look at a family's fight to stay alive.
Essie Kupcinet Theatre at the Chicago Academy for the Arts (View)
1010 West Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
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