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  • Vivian Lermond:
    29 Apr. 2020
    LAST EXIT pulls at the heart strings and connects us so much with our own personal break-up experiences. Marvelous realistic tension and dialogue with plenty of subtext for actors! A winner of a play!
  • William J. Goodwin:
    11 Jan. 2020
    A look at the last moments of a couple who has broken up and is moving on. Or are they? Mr. Williams is able to create a keen tension underneath realistic dialogue so tight you could bounce a quarter off of it. A quiet reflective look at inner turmoil and bad choices. A very "human" play.
  • Arianna Rose:
    31 Oct. 2019
    Mr. Williams so brilliantly captures the angst of a love affair ending and the pain of packing up our physical belongings and our emotional yearnings. Highly recommended.
  • Rachael Carnes:
    25 Jan. 2019
    What do we bring with us, and what do we leave behind? How do we divide our memories and store them for the future? Do we stuff our experiences into boxes with labels or do we live with uncertainty and a willingness to hope? Middleton invites us to find ourselves in this seemingly innocuous moment, a moment of heightened discovery and truth.
  • Everett Robert:
    24 Jan. 2019
    The last exit can be our last chance to stop or the last place before making a new start. That's what we see in this emotional gut wrenching but beautiful play. The Last Exit tells the story of Arnold and Malcolm as they reach the end of their relationship but at the start of a new life. We don't see what happened from meet cute to breaking point (although we hear about it) but we feel the after shocks. An honest look at the way relationships sometimes go. Highly recommended.
  • Franky Gonzalez:
    24 Jan. 2019
    There is so much we don't know, and so much we are given insight into with this play. The magic of LAST EXIT by Philip Middleton Williams is that in the places where we don't have information Philip encourages us to share our empathy, sympathies, and compassion. Love is complicated. Love that has been broken to a point of no return but with the broken ends still wanting to reunite again makes for heartbreak. There is much to be said about this play, but those final moments speak to the heart. We've been there, even when we haven't, we have.
  • Ricardo Soltero-Brown:
    22 Jan. 2019
    Why can't we let go of the past? Because it means something to us, of course. How sad it is when it doesn't make much sense in the present. This play is all about tone and body language as a broken relationship has its last words. Glimpses of personal growth and desperate attempts at kindness make this exchange hard for everyone as we realize we're watching an attempt at closure, believed by many to be both possible and not. And if it's not for closure, then what's it for. This play takes a chance, like its characters, at finding out.
  • Julie Zaffarano:
    23 Dec. 2018
    A play that makes you hold your breath as you see two people looking sadly at their broken relationship. The finality of their break up on moving day forces them into a goodbye that neither seems to want to say. Both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Well done.
  • Asher Wyndham:
    14 Jul. 2015
    What is compelling about this short play is not that it is a breakup story that we can identify with. Rather it's the heartbreaking, painful insight on any relationship -- that one can prove to another person (a loved one, a friend, etc) your commitment, only to find out that the other person doesn't realize it -- even after several years. See page 6; makes you stop and think...
  • David C. Tucker:
    14 Jul. 2015
    An involving and poignant story that will touch audiences. Its everyday, deceptively simple quality makes it that much more effective.