Director: Jeff Miller

Lighting Designer: J. Mitchell Cronin

Set Designer: Ryan McGettigan

Costume Designer: Macy Lyne

Sound Designer: Tim Thomson

Props Designer: Lauren Davis

Photographer: Anthony Rathbun


  

   Curse of The Starving Class

          9/18     The Catastrophic Theatre

                       By Sam Shepard

                       2019 Houston Press Theater Award-  Best Lighting Design


Reviews:

•Announcing the Houston Theater Awards 2019          

      By D. L. Groover, Natalie De La Garze, Jessica Goldman, Margaret Downing- Houston Press Theater Awards 2019, Best Lighting, The Catastrophic Theatre, Curse of The Starving Class

    "There’s the way Cronin’s work seemed to add an extra layer of grime to the already filthy family farm. There was his subtle but dramatic handling of the multiple monologues the script required, giving each their “spotlight” without ever being overt about it. The way a glaring light from an empty refrigerator offered first blush promise but revealed only emptiness.

     At its most noticeable best, Cronin’s lighting enhanced our dread, fear, and resignation. In its more subtle moments, it added to the feeling that this farm and the family who occupied it were rotting from the inside out"



•Curse Of The Starving Class Showcases Sam Shepard's First Major Off-Broadway Hit

              By D. L. Groover- The Houston Press, The Catastrophic Theatre's Curse Of The Starving Class

    "In the play's most stirring and stunning moment, Wesley, naked, carries his lamb across the kitchen and out to be slaughtered. Bathed in J. Mitchell Cronin's iconic lighting, it's a vision ripped from Genesis. You can't miss the obvious, for it's a powerfully theatrical image."



•Review: Catastrophic's CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS Is the Most Beautiful Dysfunction You'll Ever See

              By Audrey Morabito- Broadway World, The Catastrophic Theatre's Curse Of The Starving Class

    "Sound Designer Tim Thomson and Lighting Designer J. Mitchell Cronin were an exceptional team. The very first note I wrote down about the show was regarding the unity of sound and light right from the get-go. With a team like this, even something as simple as transitions between scenes become an artistic feat."

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