Terrible Things premiered in the upstairs space at PS122 in December 2009 and was subsequently reprised downstairs at PS122 during the 2010 COIL Festival.
“Pearl and D’Amour… transform straightforward narrative into something richer, stranger, and ineluctably feminine.” –Alexis Soloski of the Village Voice
“When it comes to work by Katie Pearl and Lisa D’Amour, ‘why’ is typically eclipsed by ‘wow.’” –John del Signore of The Gothamist
“Terrible Things…has one of the strongest and clearest aesthetics of any play I’ve seen at PS122.” — Alexis Clements of L Magazine
Science Tuesday meets Oklahoma angst as we flip P.S. 122 into a low-rent IMAX and get up close and in between molecules, quarks and memories. Have you ever wondered if all those lives you’ve imagined yourself living are actually happening in a parallel world(s)? Terrible Things takes audiences on a T-R-I-P inside the many lives of Katie Pearl and her action-figure literary mom. We want to give you an in-your-body out-of-body experience. We want to touch your quarks…
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We made this with the amazing Mineapolis-based choreography Emily Johnson, who is featured in the show along with two other killer dancers, Morgan Thorson and Karen Sherman– plus two Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Players, Adrien Czmielewski and Rudy De La Cruz.