A Life Enriching Community

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

Published by ArtAge Publications’ Senior Theatre Resource Center.
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A Life Enriching Community

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  • D. Lee Miller:
    29 May. 2020
    Philip Middleton Williams' A LIFE ENRICHING COMMUNITY is a play we rarely see - with an older gay couple - but a story that is universal. It is the humanity of this play that will draw you in to this couple's embrace and make you care. Beautiful work.
  • 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.

Character Information

  • Adam
    60's,
    Gay male.
    Retired teacher.
  • Paul
    60's,
    Gay male.
    Retired businessman. Adam's partner.
  • Michelle
    30-35,
    Female.
    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

Awards

Finalist
,
City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest
,
,
2020