Already closed | Lower E Side


From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Ambitious, Absurdist, Odd direction, Chilling

About the show

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. More…

In this world premiere, teen girls experiment with sex, magic, and murder while mom sinks deep into lust and self-loathing.

June 16th, 2019
"Jarcho’s squirmy, sinister meditation on female desire as weapon and a liability...The play replaces Racine’s stately alexandrines with lines about sex and barf and decay. Actually, a lot of those are in hexameter, too; Ms. Jarcho is no slouch...If not entirely legible (as in her other work, Ms....
read more
June 9th, 2019
"Stylistically it is a school-locker collage, taped together from John Hughes movies and ‘The Craft’. It’s silly, often, and very funny. But its portrait of libido as our animating electricity is bleak, too: as fatestruck and gloomy as any ancient tragedy...Jarcho writes, as always, like gangbust...
read more
June 11th, 2019
"Jarcho does not pull punches, and her company is not for the faint of heart…'Pathetic' is about female desire and death, but here the themes are in manifest conversation. While the Greek mythology works to repress female sexuality, Jarcho's work exposes the hypocrisy, violence, and oppression of...
read more

Related content

Cast & Creatives (2)