Part of FringeNYC: Four girls sit in a writing center. They speak eloquently about both SoulCycle and second-wave feminism. The Thing That Never Happened is about the relationships we value, the friendships we don't always value, and waiting ninety minutes to text back. More…
Categories: Comedy, FringeHIGH, National. Written by Justine Gelfman. Directed by Ellie Sachs.
See it if you want to see a strong opening monlogue. The play has a great start, then fades.
Don't see it if you want more action and variation in staging.
See it if you don't mind a promising but "underbaked" play. Prologue was best, clearest part. Playwright must clarify & foreshadow events & motives.
Don't see it if you're expecting a show about what a writing center actually DOES. BTW, the character "Gigi" may have unrealistic, unexpressed expectations.
See it if If you're curious how millennials navigate dating in the era of text messaging and the prevalence of hookup culture. Hits upon friendships
Don't see it if You don't like cursing.
See it if You want great writing and acting on a contemporary issue of major importance
Don't see it if you don't want to be moved by a thought provoking play by an up and coming female playwright with a wonderful cast and awesome director