By Clarence Coo
Movement Direction by Jesse Kovarsky
Directed by Zi Alikhan
With Waseem Alzer, Ahmad Maksoud, Brandon Mendez Homer, Glenn Morizio, Elizabeth Ramos, and Jonathan Raviv
In a time when your fate is determined by your passport, Clarence Coo’s deeply arresting play captures a transient moment of magic. The morning after a one-night stand, a refugee from the Middle East wakes up next to an American backpacker who is himself the son of immigrants. With only a day until the two young men must each leave Amsterdam, they set off on a romantic journey through the city. Moved by the spirits of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Anne Frank, ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM witnesses these two young dreamers count down their remaining hours together, discovering the meaning of art, love, and loss.
Post-performance talkbacks led by a member of Primary Stages artistic staff will be held after the performances on Sunday, August 14 and Wednesday, August 24.
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ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM is made possible, in part, through the generous support of the Garfield Family Fund in memory of Johanna Garfield, public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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"A fantasia of poetry, poignancy and compassion, the work of a writer who is able to create overlapping worlds with remarkable skill." – OffOffOnline
"Truly poetic" – TheaterMania
"Hits all the right chords for anyone who has a special place in their heart where they preserve and revisit their special memories." – Talkin' Broadway
"Lyrical, compassionate writing" – NY Stage Review
"Exceptionally visually compelling"
"A touching and entirely stage-worthy meditation on the strange ways our lives are shaped by the facts of history, the distortion of memory, and the consolations of art." – Lighting and Sound America
"The actors are outstanding, the direction first-rate, and the members of the creative team go above and beyond bringing Mr. Coo's words to the stage." – Theatre Reviews Limited