The Thing That Never Happened (FringeNYC)
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The Thing That Never Happened (FringeNYC)
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The Thing That Never Happened (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(7 Reviews)
Positive
71%
Mixed
29%
Negative
0%
Members say
Funny, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing, Edgy

About the Show

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.

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Member Reviews (7)

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23 Reviews | 7 Followers
69
Funny, Smart, Touching, Solid cast, Longer than needed

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.

5 Reviews | 2 Followers
62
Confusing, Quirky, Relevant, Disappointing, Ambitious

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.

1 Review | 0 Followers
97
Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Edgy, Absorbing

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.

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are a college aged woman who wants your life to be reflected on the stage

Don't see it if You aren't ready to watch a show that is real and extremely relevant.

1 Review | 0 Followers
94
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You have ever fallen in love.

Don't see it if You struggle to relate to those college-aged

1 Review | 0 Followers
89
Clever, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in the psyches of thoughtful young college students

Don't see it if you aren't interested in millennials or learning about hook up culture

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Great writing, Must see, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Original

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

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
August 16th, 2016

"‘The Thing That Never Happened’ is a lamentation on hookup culture that means, but fails, also to be a story about putting female friends first. Ms. Gelfman is a recent college graduate, and this is a very young play."
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Theatre is Easy
August 16th, 2016

"This new play perfectly captures the common struggles of a college-aged woman…The writing is witty and clever…If at times the main plot becomes a bit unclear, Gelfman's commentary regarding the absurdity of hook-up culture and many young people’s fear of love is smart and refreshing. All four female actresses bring stellar performances to the stage as they balance moments of serious focus with sidesplitting comedy...A hilarious look at the values of friendship."
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