Judith Ivey To Star In Sam Shepard Play At Long Wharf

Hartford Courant

Multiple Tony Award-winner Judith Ivey will star in Sam Shepard's "Cirse of the Starving Class" in early 2013 at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre.

The announmcement will be made Monday night, along with the other shows slated for the 2012-13 season for the theater.

Ivey has established a relationship with the theater anmd its artistioc director Gordon Edelstein. She also starred in Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" and "Shirley Valentine" at the theater. "The Glass Menagerie" went on to play at off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre and an engagement in los Angeles.

Curse of the Starving Class was first performed at the New York Shakespeare Festival, on March 2, 1978, presented by Joseph Papp. Roibert Woodruff, a frequent artist at Yale Repertory Theatre, directed. A film version was released in 1994 starring James Woods, Kathy Bates and Jim Fitzpatrick.

Information: www.longwharf.org and 203- 787-4282.

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