Drama · river and brooke productions · Ages 14+ · United States of America

world premiere
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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 03, 2022
tagged as: heartfelt · emotional · moving
Not the “pandemic story” I was expecting, in the best way possible. A moving script, brilliant acting, and a detailed design combine to create a fully imagined world. “Refuge” is a beautifully painful story that reminds us of our need to take care of each other and ourselves. ... full review
ROBERTO WILLIAMS certified reviewer June 03, 2022
An absolute diamond of a show. Relevant, powerful in the most delicate way, and too good to be just a flash in the pan. MUST SEE!! ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 27, 2022
Refuge was an amazing show with fleshed out characters, a captivating storyline and incredible talent. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 26, 2022
tagged as: intimate · funny · heart wrenching
intimate, heart wrenching, and unfortunately relatable due to the impact of COVID-19. Thoroughly enjoyed the performances from the leading actress and leading actors and the story they had to tell. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 25, 2022
This show is engaging and thrilling while being completely intimate. I believed the characters completely; we saw and felt all sides of them, so much so that I felt truly heartbroken and frustrated and joyful for them at different moments throughout the play. ... full review
PABLO MILLA certified reviewer June 24, 2022
A tour de force of an ensemble piece that celebrates a very painful, beautiful truth in this life: how much we need the ones we love. Powerful, timely, and worth a million puzzle pieces.... full review
EMMA LUKENS certified reviewer June 24, 2022
Refuge is a surprisingly joyous play despite the heart aching premise. Probably because the play isn’t about the pandemic playwright Mary Frances Noser somehow knew was coming. This is not a play about a single one of our greatest fears. It is all of them. For those who have deeply loved a sibling or anyone who make us feel like a piece of our hearts are living outside our chests. For people stuck being afraid of the outsider. Distrusting change. Scared of being alone. But more than anything this a story of love and the integral need to take care, to survive, that is at the core of all of us. Love is more important than fear even though we watch as one side of the coin amplifies the other. It is fascinating to watch as these twins discover... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 17, 2022
Refuge truly provided a much needed perspective on a topic that is all too near to many of our hearts and minds… a drastic pandemic situation in which life is flipped upside down and we as a society realize the important things in life: our loved ones and truly living. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 14, 2022
Play was so poignant, heartful and relevant dealing with the human emotions around a pandemic. Set design, music, lights all work beautifully. And the acting was so authentic, so real. Jack, Dallis and Mary Frances were truly amazing! It was a treat to myself to take the time to see Refuge. Highly highly recommend.... full review
CHARLOTTE MUNSON certified reviewer June 13, 2022
A GORGEOUS play! Stunning set, beautiful performances, and mind blowing that the playwright foresaw the pandemic, writing this play mere months before it hit the world. ... full review