A Life Enriching Community

Paul and Adam settle into their new retirement community in South Florida and come to terms with the life that has brought them there.

First presented at the Miami 1-Acts Festival in 2014; also at the New Play Lab at the 35th William Inge Theatre Festival in 2016. Published in #Hashtag Queer Vol. 1 anthology.
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A Life Enriching Community

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  • Doug DeVita:
    24 Feb. 2020
    This play is every long-term relationship, be they gay or straight or whatever, whenever big life decisions must be made... and it is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
  • Tom Moran:
    10 Dec. 2019
    Sweet, tender, and charming, a play that rolls along on the strength of the two characters' obvious affection for each other and the steady stream of revelations that fill out the themes of the piece. About a gay couple, but really just about any two lovers facing the highs and lows of growing older together.
  • Rey Dabalsa:
    9 Dec. 2019
    Such a beautifully written play about the sacrifices one makes when in love. What is most endearing about these characters is that they're set in their ways but their love for each other takes priority above all else. The dialogue is crisp, the characters are witty, the situation is relatable and the chemistry between the two men will make the actors playing them salivate with joy! They are a gay couple, but these two can be anyone; their experience is universal! LOVED IT!

Character Information

  • Adam
    60's,
    Any
    , Array
    Retired teacher.
  • Paul
    60's,
    Any
    , Array
    Retired businessman. Adam's partner.
  • Michelle
    30-35,
    Any
    , Array
    Retirement community associate. All smiles and perky.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    South Florida Theatre League
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    William Inge Theatre Festival New Play Lab
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Queer Shorts 2.1 - Queer Love, Bartell Theatre, Madison, Wisconsin
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
    ,
    New Theatre
    ,
    2014