- This event has passed.
The Catastrophic Theatre presents Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class at MATCH
Friday, September 28, 2018 | 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, October 21, 2018
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, October 21, 2018
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Sunday, October 21, 2018
On the heels of the one year anniversary of Sam Shepard’s passing, The Catastrophic Theatre kicks off its new season with Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class, the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright’s searing portrait of a rural, working class family.
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. 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, which also include fellow modern classics Buried Child and True West.
“Shepard’s most comic and most excoriating study of the indomesticity of the American household.” – The New York Times
This show contains adult language and nudity and is not suitable for children.
Tickets start at $10 and all performances are “Pay what you can.” Click here to order tickets or for more information.
This Boosted Calendar Listing was sponsored by the event organizer. These are expanded beyond our basic listings, featuring event graphics and images and more detailed information. They’re added to our calendar within one business day of purchase. When relevant, they are included automatically with all advertising campaigns, packages, and orders.
Ad revenue supports 365 Things to Do in Houston, our staff, and our contributors, allowing us to continue our coverage of activities and events around the Houston area. Click here to learn about promoting your event or business.