She smokes a pipe, wears men’s clothes and wants to be alone. He’s laid claim to her private retreat in an isolated part of a park. Philip can’t figure June out: Is she fiery and independent, or spinning out of control?
“A modest, tight and well-crafted two-hander involving an exchange between strangers…Sher weaves a delicate tapestry of two lives…This both humorous and disturbing story builds toward a scene in which all of the various threads cross…A compelling 45 minutes of theatre.”
– Vit Wagner, The Toronto Star
First staged at the Fringe of Toronto in 1991, Sanctuary was performed in New York in 1992. It has since been staged at several one-act festivals, and in recent years has been produced in Britain, Canada and the U.S.
Excerpts have been published in You’re Making a Scene and Another Perfect Piece, both published by Playwrights Canada Press.