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CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS

"RECOMMENDED ... In Kyra Lewandowski's explosive production ... Michelle Lilly O'Brien's set perfectly suggests decay, while the cast deftly capture Shepard's mix of heightened realism, black comedy, and scenery-demolishing violence."

- Zac Thompson
Chicago Reader


"New Leaf, continuing its string of solid enactments of challenging plays ... navigates a powerful, cogent production ... Victoria Gilbert's feminine and bitter Ella is darkly entertaining, and a formidable John Gray shrewdly modulates the long windup and devastating pitch of Weston's alcoholic rage"

- Megan Powell
TimeOut Chicago


"... [the] charged performances and palpable pathos are riveting. Gruff, frightening, volatile, drunk and large enough to be dangerous, ... [John] Gray's performance is absolutely phenomenal ... this production really is excellent."

- Julienne Bilker
Chicagoist


"Michelle Lilly O'Brien's set [is] a marvelous mini-symphony of squalor"

- Kerry Reid
Chicago Tribune


"There is a lot of important information that is left unsaid in Curse, leaving the audience unsettled and probing in the dark. Lewandowski and her team understand this critical aspect - they know to close doors as they open windows."

- Barry Eitel
Chicago Theatre Blog


CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS
by Sam Shepard
directed by Kyra Lewandowski

FEATURING
Layne Manzer
Victoria Gilbert
Alyse Kittner
John Gray
Kevin Gladish
Neal Starbird
Sam Buti

PRODUCTION

Amanda Frechette
Stage Manager

Michelle Lilly O'Brien
Set & Props Design

Jared Moore
Lighting Design

Nick Keenan
Production Manager & Sound Design

Marni Keenan
Production Coordinator

Rachel Sypniewski
Costume Design

Tyler Monroe
Dramaturg

Caleb McAndrew
Technical Director

Viv Woodland
Electrician

Signpost Chicago
Video Trailer
APRIL 2010
Curse of The Starving Class
by Sam Shepard
directed by Kyra Lewandowski


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PRODUCTION PHOTOS
Photography by Tom McGrath










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