Abrons Arts Center, June 2019
“Julia Jarcho’s new play is a squirmy, sinister meditation on female desire, with a whiff of ancient Greece.” *Critics Pick*
—Alexis Soloski, The New York Times
“Minor Theater’s show is an eerily precise, joyfully bloody discourse on how female lust pits the ugly against the beautiful in a ceaseless death match.”
—Julia May Jonas, Culturebot
Teen girls experiment with sex, magic and murder while mom sinks deep into lust and self-loathing. A teen-drama riff on Racine’s Phèdre, Minor Theater’s PATHETIC invites you to get off on the sick horrors of becoming a woman.
minor theater and Abrons Arts Center present
Written and Directed by Julia Jarcho
Production Design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter
Lighting Design by Christina Watanabe
Sound Design by Ben Williams
Video Design by Jennifer Seastone
Producer: Ann Marie Dorr
Production Manager: Michelle Lane
Production Stage Manager: Kendall Allen*
Assistant Stage Manager: Taryn Uhe
Assistant Director: Kedian Keohan
Featuring: Jordan Baum, Kim Gainer*, Kristine Haruna Lee*, Linda Mancini, Jennifer Seastone*, Ben Jalosa Williams*, video appearance by Hubert Point-Du Jour
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. Equity Approved Showcase.
PATHETIC was developed in part during a residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY. Image from this residency. PATHETIC is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.