"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
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