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Curse of the Starving Class

EgoPo Classic Theater has temporarily postponed opening and all performances of Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class in support of the health and well-being of our cast, team, and audience members during the spread of coronavirus. We are working to identify new dates for the run and will make an announcement once we have more information to share. Current ticket reservations will be honored for the new run of the show. Email with questions and stay up-to-date on social media and by joining our email list.


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 1978 Obie Award for Best New American Play, Curse of the Starving Class takes the American Dream and explodes it into gruesome fragments.


Sam Shepard


Lane Savadove


Classics Comedy Drama
Closing Soon
Mar 25 - Apr 12, 2020
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from $32

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