Music and Lyrics by Adam Gwon
September 22–25 at 7:30 PM
University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance is proud to announce the first show of our 2021-2022 season: Ordinary Days, a musical by Adam Gwon. The show will feature a cast of actor/singers who are vaccinated, safely distanced and wearing masks.
8.3 million individuals live in New York City, and yet they struggle to make meaningful connections with others and with the fast-paced world around them. Ordinary Days looks at four of these city dwellers as they yearn for contentment, romance, and successful careers. We see fragments of true, everyday life through their comic, heartbreaking, and poignant stories. Through a score of fresh, contemporary songs, it gives us a glimpse of what it means to live – and thrive – in the “City that Never Sleeps.”
Like the cast, the design team and all of the students working on the show have been socially distant and wearing masks, keeping everyone safe while creating theatre during the pandemic.
The University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance is committed to creating opportunities for our students to learn and grow as artists under any circumstances. Each audience member will be asked to comply with the mask mandate while in the theatre building and will be seated using social distancing.
ORDINARY DAYS is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com
Director: Thomas “TeKay” King
Musical Director: Tracy Thomas
Lighting Designer: Hayes Wolfe
Sound Designer: Ian C. Easterwood
Scenic Designer: Natalie Ervolino
Costume Designer: Jennifer Gillette
Paint Charge: Mollie West
Costume Shop Supervisor: Haley Grannon & Kathleen Kovarik
Technical Director: Paul Cartwright
Production Electrician: Matthew B. Russell
Stage Manager: Kaylyn N. Nichols-Ozment
Assistant Stage Manager: Macy M. Grant
Poster Designer: Jennifer Gillette
Deb: Avery Hall
Warren: Jasper Lane Pippin
Claire: Nikki Monson
Jason: Justin Wills