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Adobe’s Original Murder Mystery Marvelous

Adobe’s Original Murder Mystery Marvelous

Local Theater Offers 'Sanctuary'

Everyone loves a good murder mystery, and “Sanctuary” at the Adobe Theater is a perfect, enigmatic treat.

Set in Medieval England, “Sanctuary” tells the classic story of an accused murderer vs. the people and the pursuit of justice.

The show focuses on a young man, Thomas Fletcher, who has been accused of killing a beloved young woman of the village, Maggie.

It’s a fun, quick production that asks important questions about murder, injustice and love.

Its protagonist, Father Amaury D. Godfrey, really brings the show together. Played by Stephen Zamora, the father is a witty, kind and outstanding character. Zamora plays the role of the priest so well – trying to keep an impartial stance on the accused – even giving Fletcher sanctuary from villagers who would rather tear him apart for the crime. He provides safety, while trying to solve the crime.

Not much more can be said without spoiling it for others, so I’ll quote Director George Williams who said, “The characters in ‘Sanctuary: A Medieval Murder Mystery,’ are just like you and me. They laugh, love, fear, hate, wonder and, as they understand it, try to live their lives in a meaningful way. You may see a bit of yourself or someone you know in their story.”

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Ashley Kurtz is a freelance theater critic.

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Dennis Domrzalski is managing editor of ABQ Free Press. Reach him at dennis@freeabq.com.

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