A classic American play about poverty and the mentality that accompanies it.
“It’s more than losing the house—it’s losing the country”
The Tate family are all hungry for a better life, but can’t escape the cycle of violence and desperation in which they’ve become trapped. Directed by talented Irish director Jimmy Fay, Curse of the Starving Class is Sam Shepard’s classic play about poverty and the mentality that accompanies it.
The Abbey Theatre is delighted to be presenting this production by one of the world’s most important playwrights with whom the Abbey has built a solid relationship with the last number of years.
PLEASE NOTE: This production contains nudity and will feature a live animal on stage but we ensure there will be no cruelty to animals during this production. Suitable for ages16+.
Assisted Performance Details
Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 8 September, 7.30pm
Audiodescribed and captioned performance: Saturday 10 September, 2pm
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Saturday 27 August – Saturday 10 September 2011
(Previews Tuesday 23 August – Friday 26 August)
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2pm
Tickets: €13 – €40
Booking now open for Members. General booking opens 11 April.
Watch the trailer for Curse of the Starving Class
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