When It Happens to You
East Village
78

When It Happens to You NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(71 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
Members say
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing

About the Show

Tawni O’Dell’s theatrical memoir is about a mother’s struggle to help restore a sense of safety and wholeness to her family after her daughter was the victim of a brutal attack.

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78
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Relevant, Intense

See it if you would enjoy the pain and comfort of a true story in which a family deals with the rape of one member. Intelligent language, some humor.

Don't see it if having the story teller break the fourth wall and not completely act, but often narrate would bother you. Lighting that blinds few few rows.

75
Relevant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you want to hear a very disturbing true tale of rape told by the real mother with other actors.

Don't see it if you don't like the subject of rape.

Critic Reviews (2)

October 21st, 2019

"It's all very mysterious, since the more obvious route for O'Dell would have been to publish a prose piece, something at which clearly she has excelled, as opposed to exploring such sensitive and highly personal material in a format for which she shows little aptitude."
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October 15th, 2019

"This a work grounded in sober reality, a work that rejects the prevalent idea that 'closure' is something that will surely erase all scars and 'make whole' once more those who've lived through such traumatic incidents."
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