Curse Of The Starving Class
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Curse Of The Starving Class
This drama, based on Sam Shepard's award-winning 1977 play, critically examines the destructive effects of the American dream on a poor farming family. Weston is the father. An alcoholic Vietnam vet with an irresponsible streak, he has grand plans for the family's run-down farm, which sits on the brink of foreclosure. Ella is the mother. Though strong willed and determined to keep the farm going and her family fed, she is unhappy with her life. She dreams of going to Paris and devises a plot to sleep with the greedy developer Taylor so he will buy their farm. Wesely and Emma are the… More

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"A cast of eccentric charcater actors (James Woods, Kathy Bates) brings class but no emotional resonance to Sam Shepard's 1977 play, an ironic dissection of the American Dream as it affects and destroys a white farming family."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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