Already closed | 0h 55m | Midtown W

Sanctuary (Yardley Productions)

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Intelligent, Resonant, Absorbing, Relevant, Riveting

About the show

Yardley Productions presents a dynamic and disturbing multimedia performance, focusing on three female characters, dealing with war in their own way. More…

Three women are confronted with the reality of war: a mother is bombarded by television broadcasts of destruction and death, a detached war correspondent, and a POW in Kosovo. All three are deeply affected by the brutality and senselessness of war. Each seeks refuge, sanctuary, from its violence. Incorporating writings from Rumi's poetry to soldiers’ emails, 'Sanctuary' follows the intransigence of war throughout history. A theme emerges: one war is like another, as seen in the compelling use of video footage from conflicts spanning the last century. Can we possibly break the cycle?

0h 55m | Already closed | Theatre Row / Theatre One (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (2)


Intelligent, Resonant, Absorbing, Relevant, Riveting
Avg Score

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You love solo shows

Don't see it if War upsets you

During previews
Riveting, Resonant, Relevant, Must see, Intelligent

See it if you want a female perspective that you can relate to, an intelligent, moving, heart-felt, emotional experience, beautiful language, striking

Don't see it if you don't want to feel anything, you don't want to think, you fear Valkyries, you are apolitical, you don't like great acting, brilliance...

January 11th, 2016
"Some very professional people have gone along for the ride with Sulby and they provide the polish that makes 'Sanctuary' occasionally seem better than it is...Instead of awakening our hearts and consciences to what is happening in the world, she puts herself front and center, turning everything ...
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January 10th, 2016
"While this play is well intentioned, it does not feel like a productive piece of theatrical activism. Sulby’s performance, while graceful and rich, is not enough to make her characters more than stereotypes. However, if you are interested in seeing some truly excellent theatrical projections, 'S...
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January 11th, 2016
"The one-person show format of 'Sanctuary' occasionally feels cliché and outdated, but Sulby makes up for it with her powerful performance. Each character she transforms into has their own unique accent, and she briefly loses herself into each personality, her energy never waning, her emotions ne...
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January 7th, 2016
"The production is professionally acted, directed and designed...But 'Sanctuary' doesn’t work well as a play. The language veers from cliché to puffed up and obvious news-speak to the pseudo poetic. Moments of potential don’t pan out to anything memorable. Sulby’s performance makes some of 'Sanct...
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