PATHETIC, written and directed by Julia Jarcho and created with Minor Theater, will receive its world premiere at Abrons Arts Center in June 2019. It recently had a work-in-progress showing at Baryshnikov Arts Center through their BAC residency. The show will feature design by Minor Theater collaborators: Jenny Seastone, Ben Williams (of ERS), and Ásta Bennie Hostetter.
More information and ticketing to come.
PATHETIC follows a group of kids in the US Southwest who are trying to survive high school—but their parents’ ugly passions are making it difficult. PATHETIC mashes up a contemporary idiom with newly translated sections of Racine’s tragedy, challenging us to identify with excessive emotion, and confronting the violence that faces female sexuality on both sides of the generational divide.