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Sanctuary City

By MARTYNA MAJOK
Directed by DAVID MENDIZÁBAL
IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARENA STAGE
West Coast premiere
Peet’s Theatre

JUL 8–AUG 14, 2022

Running time: approximately one hour and 45 minutes, no intermission

Sanctuary City contains strobe-like effects, loud music, and fog and haze effects.

 

Sanctuary City includes discussion of domestic and family abuse and strong language.

Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok brings us the powerful story of two young DREAMers who fight to establish a place for themselves in America, the only country they know as home. Poignant, timely, and highly theatrical, Sanctuary City illuminates the triumphs and challenges these lifelong friends face, and how much they are willing to risk for each other when they have everything to lose.

 

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Reviews

“ONE-OF-A-KIND LOVE STORY
YOU NEED TO WATCH!
DIRECTOR DAVID MENDIZÁBAL’S ALLUSIVE, POETIC STAGING,
MAJOK’S BREATHLESS SCRIPT,
TRIUMPHS ON MULTIPLE LEVELS!
ANGULO AND MARTÍNEZ BRING A GEM CUTTER’S FOCUS AND PRECISION!”

San Francisco Chronicle SF Chronicle Little Man Leaping


“A PLAY THAT SEEPS INTO ONE’S SOUL!
EVOCATIVE LANGUAGE AND CREATIVE ARTISTRY!
FIRST-RATE DIRECTION!”

Berkeleyside


“FIREWORKS FROM MAJOK'S SEARING DIALOGUE,
GRITTY AND AUTHENTIC!
FINE ACTING!
DIRECTORIAL WIZARDRY!”

Broadwayworld

Season sponsors

BART Peet's Coffee

In-kind season sponsor

Residence Inn by Marriott Berkeley

See and hear

Official trailer: Sanctuary City

It’s a “one-of-a-kind love story you need to watch!”

Sanctuary City: A Story of Two Young DREAMers

Director David Mendizábal and actors Hernán Angulo and María Victoria Martínez give us an inside look at the West Coast premiere of Martyna Majok’s Sanctuary City.

  1. (l to r) Hernán Angulo (B) and María Victoria Martínez (G) in the West Coast premiere of Martyna Majok’s Sanctuary City, directed by David Mendizábal.

  2. (l to r) Hernán Angulo (B) and María Victoria Martínez (G) in the West Coast premiere of Martyna Majok’s Sanctuary City, directed by David Mendizábal.

  3. (l to r) María Victoria Martínez (G) and Hernán Angulo (B) in the West Coast premiere of Martyna Majok’s Sanctuary City, directed by David Mendizábal.

  4. (l to r) María Victoria Martínez (G) and Hernán Angulo (B) in the West Coast premiere of Martyna Majok’s Sanctuary City, directed by David Mendizábal.

  5. María Victoria Martínez (G) in the West Coast premiere of Martyna Majok’s Sanctuary City, directed by David Mendizábal.

  6. Kim Fischer (Henry) in the West Coast premiere of Martyna Majok’s Sanctuary City, directed by David Mendizábal.

  7. Hernán Angulo (B) in the West Coast premiere of Martyna Majok’s Sanctuary City, directed by David Mendizábal.

By Martyna Majok | Directed by David Mendizábal | Scenic and Costume Design by David I. Reynoso | Lighting Design by Cha See | Sound Design by Fan Zhang

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