Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre
An immensely influential playwright and celebrated actor, Sam Shepard (Buried Child, True West) has received a Pulitzer Prize and both Tony® and Academy Award nominations for his riveting career in theater and film. The Wilma is thrilled to produce his work for the first time next season with the modern classic, Curse of the Starving Class.
Meet the wildly unpredictable Tate family as they attempt to ride the changing tides of the 1970s American West. Financially ruined, their farm is in chaos and the debt collectors are getting increasingly ruthless. The story whirlwinds with dark comedy and captivating twists as each family member goes to fantastic extremes grappling with a “curse” that continues to resonate today.