December 1 - 18, 2022, running in rotating repertory in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.

Kevin’s days are full of monotony, selling bondage gear and sex toys to ordinary customers. But when schoolteacher Beth blows into Kevin's store in desperate search for a vibrator, it sparks an unlikely relationship that forces them both to confront what they think they know about love, romance and sex. Revealing that nothing, and no one, are what they seem, Gina Femia’s hilarious and intimate new play asks us to re-examine ourselves, our fears, and our dreams.

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  • This Happened Once at the Romance Depot off the I-87 in Westchester is recommeded for ages 14+ and contains adult language and sexual references. For more information contact the box office at 312.443.3800

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  • Gina Femia

    Gina Femia Playwright

  • Kimberly Senior

    Kimberly Senior Director

  • Satya Chávez

    Satya Chávez Janice/Amy

  • Sandra Delgado

    Sandra Delgado Beth

  • Raymond Fox

    Raymond Fox Tom/Walt

  • Eric Slater

    Eric Slater Kevin

  • Kevin Depinet

    Kevin Depinet Original Set Designer

  • Ryan Emens

    Ryan Emens Set Designer

  • Evelyn M. Danner

    Evelyn M. Danner Costume Designer

  • Heather Gilbert

    Heather Gilbert Lighting Designer

  • Stephanie Farina

    Stephanie Farina Sound Designer

  • Charles Berggren

    Charles Berggren Original Music & Pianist

  • Kaitlin Kitzmiller

    Kaitlin Kitzmiller Production Stage Manager

  • Lauren Port

    Lauren Port Casting

  • Rachael Jimenez

    Rachael Jimenez Casting

  • Caroline Michele Uy

    Caroline Michele Uy Dramaturg

  • Quinn Chisenhall

    Quinn Chisenhall Asst. Lighting Designer

  • Emily Hayman

    Emily Hayman Asst. Sound Designer

  • Maya Vinice Prentiss

    Maya Vinice Prentiss Intimacy Coordinator

  • Georgette Verdin

    Georgette Verdin Associate Director