Curse of the Starving Class
About Curse of the Starving Class
At turns harrowing, hilarious, ritualistic, and surreal, CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS digs deeply into the psyche of a desperate family fighting to stay alive. There comes a point in the midst of true anguish when there’s nothing left to do but laugh, and Shepard hones in on that acid humor. Its portrayal of the ambitions and heartache of the working poor is as affecting now as it was more than forty years ago. Winner of the 1977 Obie Award for Best New American play, it is the earliest of Shepard’s renowned cycle of family tragicomedies.