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Maggie Siff, Esau Pritchett, and More Set for Curse of the Starving Class

The Sam Shepard play will be directed by Terry Kinney.

Maggie Siff will star in Curse of the Starving Class.
Maggie Siff will star in Curse of the Starving Class.
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Signature Theatre has announced casting for Terry Kinney's production of Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class, running April 23-May 26.

Living a stagnant, unhappy existence in rural California, the struggling Tate family is desperate for change, but every family member has a different way of trying to improve their station in life. The drama was last produced by Signature more than 20 years ago and will now honor the memory of Shepard, who died in 2017.

The cast of Curse of the Starving Class includes Lizzy DeClement as Emma, Flora Diaz as Sergeant Malcolm, Gilles Geary as Wesley, Esau Pritchett as Ellis, Andy Rothenberg as Taylor, Maggie Siff as Ella, and David Warshofsky as Weston.

The creative team 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).