It’s rare to witness such devotion to craft, to one’s ideals and to emotional honesty. Thomas and David’s masterful work transcends the performing arts, becoming a portrait of a marriage and a tribute to the power of love and our profound capacity for forgiveness.
Inviting us on their personal journey of love, friendship and family, they touched on what it is to be fully human in all its complexity and beauty and challenge. I wept and laughed and felt my heart soften in all the best ways!
Through their personal stories of discovery and the courage it takes to be true to oneself, David and Thomas shed light on what it is to live our lives with acceptance, love and compassion.
I loved the fascinating way that their stories merged and their lives eventually came together, like magic! Love can be like that. You just never know what the universe has in store for you.
For anyone who has ever struggled with their identity, or had a difficult relationship with a parent, or felt that they would never find true love—in other words, just about everyone—this play is for you!
The Driftwood Bridge is a beautifully rendered, innovative and deeply moving show which portrays painful discoveries of self and tender fearful hope for love breathtakingly bared with exceptional performances, music and song.
Brilliantly written and acted, Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma and David Mielke explore the universal search for identity and the longing for connection in one of the most profound and moving theater experiences we’ve had in years. Creatively and imaginatively staged, woven with touches of gentle humor, a little magic, and music that beautifully captures both the pain and joy of the journey, The Driftwood Bridge portrays not only the courage to love, but the highest achievement of our humanity—the capacity to forgive.
The Driftwood Bridge is an ode to enduring friendship and the healing that can come from love. I’ve seen it twice with tears in my eyes and joy in my heart.
The performance celebrates the love of two gay men, yet the story is universal. It especially speaks to those of us who have felt different, who have sought love while wondering if we would ever find the one, or may have doubted ourselves and been rescued by the kindness of a loving friend.
Tom and David moved me greatly with their compelling honesty, magic, music, and great voices. I hope to see it again.