Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
About the Show
Project Y presents a world premiere drama about sexual violence, rape culture, and what it means to listen.
Jenna and Kate are best friends, until one drunken night when Kate ends up in the bathroom with Derek, the guy Jenna has a crush on. Afterwards, Kate says she was raped, while Derek claims it was consensual. Part of Project Y's 3rd annual Women in Theater Festival.
"The actors playing these teenagers bring heart and honesty to rather challenging roles. Romeo’s decision to set the action among high schoolers is a strong one...The script addresses this tricky subject matter deftly, never exonerating the perpetrator, never sounding like an after-school special, never blaming the victim for drinking...Benko’s guiding hand combined with the actor’s strong performances make Romeo’s play dynamic, challenging, and memorable."
“One of the most inspiring parts of this heartening play is the relationship between Jenna and Kevin; the latter treats the former with such trusting love...Gabriel’s vulnerability showcased such admirable strength, allowing the audience to root for her...Towards the end of the play we get an equally poignant scene between Kate and Benny...Benny gives a kind of hope that will humanize even the most skeptical audience member...a truly heart-warming final moment.”