The Terrifying OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    March 12, 2017
    Closing:
    April 1, 2017

    Theater: Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement / 466 Grand Street, New York, New York, 10002

    Synopsis: 

    In a creepy little village on the cusp of modernity, two teenagers and their families are stalked by a ravening 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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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Terrifying

    ‘The Terrifying’ Has Paranoia and the Feeling Something’s Wrong

    Ben Brantley

    March 19, 2017: The unseen but very audible creature that runs rampant in The Terrifying — Julia Jarcho’s lively exhumation of the id within the stories we tell to scare ourselves — is said to have many fearsome qualities. There’s its fecal breath, for starters, and its tusks, which “are so rough as they catch on your guts.” But the description that leeches on to the memory after the lights have come up at the Abrons Arts Center, where this maiden production from Ms. Jarcho’s newly formed Minor Theater opened on Sunday night, is that of what it (or It) does to your mind. Once It has had its way with you, “your thoughts are just little wet brains in its mouth.”

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