No matter where in the world, no matter what culture, people know that there is something lurking around the shadows, creeping under the bed. For The Scariest, the Exchange has commissioned four of New York's most exciting playwrights to remix some of the greatest classics of the horror genre. These modern stage interpretations have all been recast into contemporary settings and to confront modern-day terrors with the same punch the famed originals did. The bill for the evening includes:
- Monkey's Paw. If you had three wishes, what would you do? Just be careful what you wish for. Mark Schultz takes on WW Jacobs classic.
- Apothecary's Daughter. Have you ever met a poisonous woman? How close would you get? Laura Schellhardt's take on Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale of love and death.
- Revelations. What happens when your personal life invades your work? Kristin Newbom takes on the last book of The Bible.
- Names of Foods. What depths do we go to save our own, not knowing what the future may hold? Gary Sunshine takes on Hans Christian Anderson's The Story of A Mother.