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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.
  • 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!
  • Bethany Dickens:
    7 Nov. 2019
    Delicate, sweet, and deeply meaningful, Williams is a master at drawing realistic dialogue that actually tells and reveals so much more than the words themselves. The relationship between the two men is both familiar and specific and slowly opens up to reach the audience in a profound way. It certainly got dusty in the room when I heard the piece at the Midwest Dramatists Convention.
  • Arianna Rose:
    31 Oct. 2019
    I was so fortunate to catch a reading of this beautiful play in a summer festival. Mr. Williams has perfected the masterly playwright stroke of making us think the play is about one thing - and then with one swift turn, we perceive the characters from an entirely different perspective. Filled with compassion and brio, I was thoroughly engaged every moment. I look forward to seeing a full production of this gorgeous writing.
  • Eytan Deray:
    5 Oct. 2019
    Having already been very familiar with these characters in "All Together Now" (I had the privilege of originating Paul's son Fox in south Florida), Philip has written a ten-minute full of humor, endearment, and sad nostalgia as well as a fittingly hopeful conclusion for both Paul and Adam. Gotta love this one!
  • Judah Skoff:
    4 Oct. 2019
    Phillip has written a wonderful, poignant and funny slice of life about an aging gay couple moving to a retirement community in South Florida. By turns comic, sad, and hopeful, in a short span, he captures the bittersweet horizon of the twilight of life. Particularly great roles for older actors.
  • Robert Weibezahl:
    4 Oct. 2019
    A very human comedy about aging, change, and facing the future while weighing the past. The two men in the play--so different and hence so believable as a compatible couple--are by turns tender, irascible, honest, defensive, and ultimately forgiving. There is so much subtext in this brief encounter, and I would love to see Paul and Adam's story expanded into a longer, even richer play.
  • Dave Osmundsen:
    3 Oct. 2019
    A sweet, tender moment between a gay couple who move to start a new life. Philip Middleton Williams writes beautifully realized dialogue that makes his characters feel authentic. His subtlety as a playwright-- he is not one who goes for melodrama or histrionics-- is well-employed in this play's devastating final moments. These two men have faced a lot together, and you get the sense that their journey is only going to get more difficult. But they are still willing to face life with each other, which is incredibly touching. Nice work!

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