Peter Albrink, Ben Becher, Clark Middleton, John Procaccino, Kevin Tighe and Elvy Yost join two-time Tony Award-winner Judith Ivey in Long Wharf Theatre's production of Sam Shepard's "Curse of the Starving Class."
The show, staged by artistic director Gordon Edelstein, plays Feb. 13 through March 10. Tickets are $40-$70.
The design team includes Michael Yeargan (sets), Clint Ramos (costumes), James F. Ingalls (lighting), Fitz Patton (sound), Doug Wieselman (composer), and William Berloni (animal handler).]
The play ios described in the theater's rekease: "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. "
Ivey, playing the matriarch of the Tate family, gave starred in Long Wharf Theatre’s production of "The Glass Menagerie" and the solo show, "Shirley Valentine" at the New Haven theater. She is currently appearing in "The Heiress" on Broadway.
This is the first Shepard play Long Wharf Theatre has produced.
Information: www.longwharf.org or 203-787-4282.
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