Chris Cooper, Marianne Leone et al. to Now Perform Curse of the Starving Class for Commonwealth Shakespeare
Set on a dilapidated avocado farm in the southwest, Curse of the Starving Class focuses on the dysfunctional family dynamic between a fragmented American family chasing their version of the American Dream. Cooper will play Weston with Leone as Ella.
Additional cast members will include Jared Craig as Wesley, Kelby T. Akin as Ellis, Tom O'Keefe as Taylor, and Marie Polizzano as Emma.
Cooper won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for Adaptation. He was recently seen in Julie Taymor's film adaptation of The Tempest. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work in the HBO film My House In Umbria. Among his theater credits is the 1980 Broadway production of Of the Fields, Lately.
There will be a Wine and Cheese reception with the cast and director immediately following the reading. Tickets for the reception are $20.