What Happened That Night
By Andrew Andrews
What Happened That Night is a powerful story, powerfully expressed by a very talented cast with only two pieces of stock black furniture and a handful of props. Directed by Allison Benko and with costumes by Emily Bono that look straight off the racks of H&M because they should, playwright Lia Romeo’s plot and Project Y Theatre Company remind us that—in an age where accusations alone result in a perception of guilt—there are two sides to every claim, and it can be difficult to determine whose version is most accurate. But as Jenna explains to Derek, “you don’t get to just treat someone right because you like them.”
With a soundtrack (Grace Oberhofer) that kicks in like a heartbeat at just the right time and Russell Jordan as the father who is just as confused about relationships at age 48 as his 17-year-old daughter, What Happened That Night is a not-to-be-missed part of the Women In Theatre Festival at IRT Theater. So take our advice and don’t miss it, then come back here and tell us who’s side you’re on. Whether you agree that this production has important things to say about the #MeToo movement, or agree with Benny that “Kate was raped; that is the only side of the story,” your reviews encourage others to find their own conclusions, and your ratings help us help you discover future events you’ll be glad you didn’t miss!5
Andrew Andrews attended What Happened That Night at IRT Theater in New York on Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ 12:34pm to write this review.