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The Other Day

From 3 critic and 10 member reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever, Great writing

About the show

In "The Other Day," after four characters lives intersect, each embarks on a personal journey that will redefine their relationships, and themselves, in surprising ways. More…

A gay couple with substance abuse issues, a woman confronting her failing marriage, and a charming foreigner hiding a secret share an unexpected journey through love, addiction, loss, and redemption.

Honeysuckle Magazine

“A stunning full-fledged production for the award-winning playwright, highlighting his masterful ability to elevate subtlety to passionate art. In this story of a gay couple who connect through an anonymous substance-abuse support group, Williams gives us a world where even the tiniest sensations have the rush of full-body intimacy...Most striking about ‘The Other Day’ is its universal meditation on love and loss.” Full Review


"A play that tends to say or do too much can often end up saying too little. Such is the case with 'The Other Day,' a play in which one development after another keeps cancelling each other out. In the opening scene, which also marks the beginning of their relationship, Mark and Santo don't exactly meet cute, but they do get right to their problems relating to life--and to each other. They are, after all, at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting, divulging their addictions and their problems." Full Review

Plays to See

“Isaack’s Santo is the standout performance...Some of these scenes can feel slightly repetitive, but it’s a minor flaw that detracts little from the power of the story...Luckily, peppered into the script is some necessary comic relief...that let us forget for just a second the despair unfolding on the stage...’The Other Day’ can be seen as a cautionary tale against not facing problems truthfully and openly, but it doesn’t leave audiences despairing; there is room for hope.” Full Review

Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if Finally an amazing play with superb acting. The chemistry between the 2 main characters was very convincing, I could watch it for hours.

Don't see it if Not interested watching in 2 gay guys (one misogynist and shallow and the other insecure but deep) getting together.

Also Don't let it discourage you that this play is located in a Community c... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Well written & acted

See it if Potent, muscular performaces by leads & inventive staging keep Williams' strong recovery drama from having a (melodramatic) relapse

Don't see it if Drama looses steam after Santo's (an excellent Issack) exit but themes of addiction & obsession (both substance & emotional) still strong

Engaging acting, Great screen projections, Insightful plot

See it if Guy burns thru 13th step relationship with addict partner, hits bottom & finds hope in the end. Parallel subplot with troubled half-sister.

Don't see it if You dislike drawing on 12-step program themes, or quick-cut scene jumps like a TV script.

Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if The Other Day left me breathless. Such a powerful and relevant story much needed in today's theater. Astounding writing and acting!

Don't see it if Downtown, edgy theater isn't your thing.

Delightful, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Great show! Had me from beginning to end.

Don't see it if No reason not to see this.

Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if This is a really engrossing, funny and honest look at relationships. I was really moved by all of the characters and the writing.

Don't see it if You're a fan of carbon-copy or cliched stories.

Thought-provoking, Profound, Quirky, Relevant, Romantic

See it if I am not a gay man, but I found myself interested and invested in the show's main couple..

Don't see it if You're not comfortable with men being physical with one another

Also I also really liked the supporting characters, who were more than just... Read more Read less

During previews

See it if you'd like a subtle but interesting look at romance, addiction, love, loss and the relationships that change us.

Don't see it if you are looking for tv drama and extreme characters, or if you have a problem with people in underwear.

Also I thought the writing, acting and staging were all very good.... Read more Read less

During previews
Funny, Exquisite, Must see, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a thought-provoking, incredibly well-written, acted and directed play that resonates is authentic and real, yet entertaining

Don't see it if You're not a fan of witty dialogue or great acting

During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if You want a refreshing drama that is an honest and authentic look at the nuances of relationships

Don't see it if I really can't think of a reason not to see this show, unless you have an issue with LGBT people

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