Ends Apr 02

The Terrifying

Members say: Intense, Quirky, Dizzying, Slow, Delightful
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Critics
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2 reviews
Members
73
2 reviews
 

Minor Theater presents the world premiere of this horror story about a family that turns the tables on a fearsome creature.... Read more

In a creepy little village on the cusp of modernity, two teenagers and their families are stalked by a ravenous monster. How can people live with forces that want to destroy them? Perhaps by cultivating some dark appetites of their own.

 
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Reviews (4)

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75
The New York Times

"This disregard of the classic elements of style makes scarefests a natural field of exploration for Ms. Jarcho, a queen of experimental mayhem. Traditional logic, coherent plots and credible acting have never been among her priorities...All these men are played with ripe and delirious hamminess by Pete Simpson, who is giving one of the most unlikely and dazzling comic performances of this season. Funny he may be, but it is Simpson who brings the show to its sobering conclusion." Full Review

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Time Out New York

"Jarcho has spun a metaphysical conceit around her characters, putting the audience inside what turns out to be a B-movie...On the page this is interesting, but on its feet the different modes create confusion. Is the goal black comedy?...Is it 'terrifying?' Well. Shows can be both comic and scary at once, of course...But it needs delicate calibration. This is where execution muddies the issue...The play's parts, which seemed so healthy separately, just won't make a functioning body go." Full Review

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73
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68
Intense, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you enjoy small theatre plays with limited cast and dystopia feel.

Don't see it if you're looking to be scared or creeped out. A lot of sudden loud noises meant to strike fear, instead caused some laughter.

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Delightful, Dizzying, Intense, Quirky, Riveting

See it if You're interested in baroque language and fear. You can take pleasure in unusual, off-beat acting styles. You love amazing sound design.

Don't see it if You need naturalism in your theatre. You can't look past some bad acting and poor lighting design. You dislike jumpscares and/or malaprops.