DESCRIPTION: Winner of the 2011 Planet Connections Award for Outstanding Playwriting, The Other Day is an authentic, funny, and powerful drama that follows the loving, yet tumultuous romance of the emotionally-guarded Mark and free-spirited Santo as they embark on journey through love, insecurities, addiction, betrayal, loss, and redemption.
PERFORMS: Saturday, July 20 @ 9pm; Sunday, July 21 @ 4:30pm. (The Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd St, NY, NY)
TICKETS: $18. BUY TICKETS
Following an award-winning run in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and acclaimed production in the Chicago Fringe Festival, Mark Jason Williams’ The Other Day will be presented at the 2013 Fresh Fruit Festival, New York’s celebration of LGBTQ arts and culture. The comedic drama will play The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street) on the following dates and times: July 20 at 9pm and July 21 at 4:30pm.
After a chance meeting, opposites attract when the emotionally-guarded Mark, falls for the free-spirited Santo. From the awkwardness of their first date, to the afterglow of their first night together, to the joys (and frustrations) of falling in love and moving in with one another, The Other Day follows Mark and Santo’s loving, yet tumultuous romance journey through romance, insecurities, bliss, addiction, betrayal, love, loss, and redemption.
In a review of the Planet Connections production, theater reviewer Adam Rothenberg (of callmeadam.com) writes, “ From the moment the show started, I could tell this play was written from the heart and soul of a talented playwright. Smart and humorous, Mark’s writing was so raw and honest that it made me constantly think about how much of this story was autobiographical and how much was loosely based upon truth.”
Mark Jason Williams (playwright) received the 2011 Planet Connections Award for Outstanding Playwriting of a New Script for his play, The Other Day,. His play, Recovery, was an award-winner at the 2010 Planet Connections Theater Festivity; an audience favorite in the 2011 Minnesota Fringe Festival; an official selection of the 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, and will soon be seen in the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C. Additional credits include: Crazy at Heart (Network One-Act Festival/Barrow Theater), Smiles to Saturn (Planet Connections/Bleecker Street Theater; Loews Stagefest/Landmark Loews Jersey City) and Midnight Musings (Planet Connections/Bleecker Street Theater) Mark has a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. For more information, please visit www, markjasonwilliams.com