THE STORY: Kevin is a first-generation Filipino-American college student who, on his last night in Amsterdam, has a one-night stand with Sammy, a guy he meets in a bar. But when his flight gets delayed, Kevin finds himself spending the day with Sammy and what began as a one-night stand becomes a deeper connection. Years later, Kevin is still trying to capture that day in writing. Sammy was a refugee without papers—what was his home country? Surely Kevin asked, right? Did Sammy want to study art, or was it Kevin who wanted him to study art? As his memories become more and more elusive, one truth remains: The pair have not heard from each other since, and Kevin cannot shake his regret. Weaving in historical figures who also were touched by art and the uncertainty of life, ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM explores love, art, loss, and what it means to live.
“A fantasia of poetry, poignancy and compassion, the work of a writer who is able to create overlapping worlds with remarkable skill.” —OffOffOnline.
“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.
“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.