Performances begin April 23 at the Signature Theatre for its revival of legacy playwright Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class, directed by Terry Kinney. Last seen in New York more than 20 years ago, the play tells the story of the struggling Tate family, living a stagnant, unhappy existence in rural California.
Kinney directs a cast led by Maggie Siff (Billions) and David Warshofsky (Taken) as Ella and Weston Tate, respectively, along with Lizzy DeClement (New Amsterdam) as Emma, Flora Diaz (Gotham) as Sergeant Malcolm, Gilles Geary (The I-Land) as Wesley, Esau Pritchett (The Night Of) as Ellis, and Andrew Rothenberg (The Walking Dead) as Taylor.
Curse of the Starving Class is playing in Signature's Irene Diamond Stage where it will officially open May 13.
The creative team also includes Julian Crouch (scenic design), Sarah J. Holden (costume design), Natasha Katz (lighting design), Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound design and original music), William Berloni (animals), and Peter Pucci (choreographer). The production stage manager is Robert Bennett, and casting is by Caparelliotis Casting.
Performances have been extended through June 2.