A TREE GROWS IN LONGMONT by Philip Middleton Williams

£3.50

Allen and Philip were together for fifteen years, apart for twenty, and now at the place where the tree has been planted in Allen’s memory, they recall their life together and apart.

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CHARACTERS

ALLEN:  Male, late twenties.

PHILIP:  Male, early forties.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

A Tree Grows in Longmont was first presented on May 3, 2020 by Silver Tongued Stages of Miami, Florida as a part of the Six Feet Apart series of virtual play readings presented on YouTube – https://youtu.be/sUD-_O_kodc.

The production was directed by Ricky J. Martinez with stage management and stage directions by Sam Menseses.  The cast was as follows:

Allen…………………………………………………………………………Tanner Prace Collier

Philip…………………………………………………………….………..Kent Chambers-Wilson

 

 

REVIEWS

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE NEW PLAY EXCHANGE

Lovely and loving, Philip Middleton Williams’ “A Tree Grows in Longmont” is a memory play that zings the heart with its depth of feeling. A beautiful tribute to a lost, and ardent, love. – Doug DeVita

A simply beautiful short play. The relationship at the heart is real, tender, and wonderfully rendered through memories of both big moments and small ones. The bond between the two characters is at the same time real and touchingly romantic. I am impressed by Williams’s natural feel for the dialogue of two people who understand each other deeply but who all too often fail to really understand each other. – Maximillan Gill

Love stories rarely end the way that we want them to, rarely end the way that they should. Williams literally opens his heart for us in loving memory of Allen, and gifts us with this opportunity to witness and treasure their love story. It’s deep and intimate and gorgeous and lovely and unflinching. All the answers to the secrets of the universe are here. They’re right here. May these words find their way into the hands and eyes and lips of people who will embrace and honor them with their whole hearts.  Thank you, Philip. And thank you, Allen.  — Matthew Weaver

In this lovely play, my friend Philip leaves the living rooms that cage so many plays and ventures out into the fine eternal poetry of the empty stage. And his final speech is a gem of theatre prose. – Kenneth N. Kurtz

 

RUNNING TIME

Approx 1 hour

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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