Primary Stages has announced casting for Clarence Coo's On That Day in Amsterdam. The play, presented in association with Ted Snowdon as part of Primary Stages' inaugural season at Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters, will run July 23–September 4, with opening night set for August 11.
Starring will be Waseem Alzer (Eh Dah? Questions for my Father), Brandon Mendez Homer (Wolf Play), Glenn Morizio (Power Book II: Ghost), Liz Ramos (Three Sisters) and Jonathan Raviv (The Band’s Visit).
The play follows two young men, one a refugee from the Middle East and the other the American child of immigrants, who spend one romantic day together in Amsterdam following a one-night stand. The dreamers set off across the city to explore art and love as they count down the hours until they must leave Amsterdam and each other.
Directed by Zi Alikhan, the production will feature movement direction by Jesse Kovarsky (Sing Street), scenic design by Jason Sherwood (Rent: Live), costume design by Lux Haac (Songs About Trains), lighting design by Cha See (soft), sound design by Fan Zhang (At the Wedding), and projection design by Nick Hussong (Skeleton Crew). Jakob Plummer serves as stage manager, Shiku Thuo as assistant stage manager, and Tameishia Peterson as the COVID safety manager. Casting is by Stephanie Yankwitt.
Coo's play was developed through a series of labs, workshops, and presentations, including at the 2019 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, Vassar’s Powerhouse Summer Season in 2018 with New York Stage and Film, and the New Dramatists' program Jerry A. Tishman Playwrights Creativity Fund.
For tickets and more information, visit 59E59.org.