Dates and Times
Thu 8 - Sat 10 Feb at 7:30pm
Presented by UCL Musical Society
Ordinary Days follows the stories of four people in New York and how their lives intersect as they seek fulfillment, happiness, love, and a ‘Big Picture’. Struggling artist Warren tries to spread optimism by handing out motivational flyers in the streets. Deb is a restless grad student still in search of what she wants to do with her life, constantly moving in the hope that she may find her place and calling. Jason is utterly in love with Claire but has doubts over whether he can truly win her heart.
When Deb loses her thesis notes – conveniently found by Warren – she is led to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she quickly loses her patience with Warren’s strange, overwhelming optimism. However, the two form an unlikely friendship. Warren begins to break down Deb’s cynical barrier, reveals to her the world of art, and teaches her an acceptance of the beauty of ordinary things. Meanwhile, Warren learns to inhabit reality, realising the limitations of boundless optimism.
Meanwhile Jason, who wears his heart on his sleeve, has moved in with Claire despite her private reservations. After reminiscing about previous events in their relationship, the couple end up bickering on their way to a party and Jason accidentally blurts out a proposal, spurring Claire into a panic. At the end of the musical, Claire reveals her past in ‘I’ll Be Here’, a cathartic release of her building tension, and finally comes to terms with her previously unspoken grief.
About the company
The award-winning UCL Musical Theatre Society strives to produce the very best of musical theatre for the students of UCL and the London public.