Teen girls experiment with sex, magic and murder while mom sinks deep into lust and self-loathing. Hexameter meets Sonic tots at a high school in the desert. 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 makes plays in a minor key. With dark humor and goofball precision, we lure you into the tunnels where we feed off pop culture’s sticky undergut. Our plays are written and directed by Julia Jarcho in collaboration with award-winning theater artists Ásta Bennie Hostetter, Jennifer Seastone, and Ben Williams. Shows include GRIMLY HANDSOME (2013 OBIE, Best New American Play), THE TERRIFYING (Abrons 2017); NOMADS (dir. by Alice Reagan, Incubator 2014); DREAMLESS LAND (New York City Players/ Abrons, 2011); and American Treasure (13P, 2009). We are champions of weird desire.


PATHETIC was developed in part during a residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY. Image from this residency.