Recent Reviews

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Individually the voices are top-rate, especially Sam Perwin and his rich baritone.
— John Quinn, Encore Michigan

"In other words, Lichen is a Snag (Sensitive New Age Guy), or even an ur-Snag, and the burly Perwin...turns him into one of the funnier characters in this sitcom-ish social satire by John Markus (a veteran of “The Cosby Show”) and journalist Rebecca Bazell, which is having its world premiere at WHAT."

- Howard Karren, Wicked Local

The Empaths is at its best in the office of the therapist, Fred (Charles Weinstein), whose fourth wall asides are a comic highlight, as well as any scene involving the absurd life of Lichen (Sam Perwin) who was raised in a commune by his ultra-progressive parents to be the “gender-neutral” man that Celine thinks she will adore."

- Mike Hoban, The Theater Mirror

 "The strongest performances were by Jackie Davis as Diane and Sam Perwin as Lichen. The characters they played were well developed and they experienced significant changes, which enabled the actors to show a range of responses. "

- Mary Richmond, The Barnstable Patriot

[T]he talented Samuel Perwin embraces the fact that his character is a bit dense, [and] he gallops away with the show.
— Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review
The mighty Pirate King is played by baritone, Samuel Perwin. He is tall, dark and handsome. Samuel commands the stage in this role and is terrific in all his scenes. He does a splendid job as the leader of these rogues and outdoes himself in the “I Am a Pirate King” number where he shows off his topnotch voice. He also does a fantastic job in the “Paradox” and “Matter” number.
— Tony Annicone, The Theater Mirror
Samuel Perwin plays Nick Arnstein, the man who steals Fanny’s heart... Perwin is handsome and dashing with just enough mystery to make you wonder if he is all he seems. He and [Farah] Alvin have nice chemistry together.
— Jane Holahan, The Lancaster New Era
McGrath [Annie] and Samuel Perwin as Butler make a strong team...Perwin plays a self-confident and rather egotistical Frank Butler in such a charming manner we root for him and Annie to get together. His duets with McGrath are special moments and the number “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” is a show-stopper.
— Bob Goepfert, The Troy Record
McGrath is paired well with Samuel Perwin, a strapping, classically handsome actor whose height — with his hat on he seems to be 2 feet taller than Annie — offers ample opportunity for visual comedy...[T]heir meant-for-each-other love is palpable and gratifying.
— Steve Barnes, Albany Times-Union