Music and lyrics by Adam Gwon
Directed by Michael McKelvey
March 20 - April 6, 2014
Featuring Sarah Marie Curry, Joe Hartman, Matthew Redden and Haley Smith
From one of musical theatre's most exciting new composers comes Ordinary Days in its Texas premiere. Interlaced with humor and romance, Ordinary Days follows four New Yorkers who are searching for connection and purpose. Each one takes their own path – some neurotically funny and others deeply touching – learning how to embrace the beauty of each “ordinary day.”
In the news
"Simple and intimate, Ordinary Days offers us connections with characters whose experiences we can relate to...Hartman and Curry are hilarious...Redden steals our hearts."
"A refreshingly modern study of intimacy."
"Some moments are so beautiful that it is almost painful to watch... Young adults today are not so terribly different from those of previous generations... their struggles and desires are very similar: to be loved, to find your place in the world, to contribute. Thanks to the Penfold folks for reminding us."
-Austin Entertainment Weekly
"Four perfect performances."
-Broadway World Austin
"Sophisticated script, confident staging and highly talented cast... Penfold Theatre further cements its reputation for canny programming that might be termed high vocal art, if only it wasn't so deliciously entertaining."
-Central Texas Live Theatre
"Spectacular in surprising ways... Penfold Theatre is to be commended highly."
Awards and honors
Austin Chronicle's "Top 10 Reasons I Stayed in Love With Theatre in 2014," Sarah Marie Curry
Austin Critics Table nomination, acting in a lead role, Sarah Marie Curry
Austin Critics Table nomination, music direction, Dustin Struhall
B. Iden Payne nomination, acting in a lead role, Sarah Marie Curry
Central Texas Excellence in Theatre award, supporting actor in a musical, Matthew Redden
City of Austin, Dramatists Guild Fund, R Bank, Round Rock Arts