20th April 2017
Mark Grey's Asylum opened at the Courtyard Theatre to a packed audience with every seat taken. With months in the making, the opening performance proved to be worth the wait. Chronicling the lives of three women detained in an asylum under the strict and rigorous jurisdiction of the warden played convincingly by
Each inmate together with the warden were exposed to their own areas of brokenness and how they each sought their desire for healing and restoration in different ways. Locked in each character were deep-seated selfish ambitions and motives that surfaced through periods of tension and conflict during the play, revealing a deeper meaning and understanding of truth and freedom.
Grey's play skilfully depicts the true meaning of peace and contentment when we are prepared to face up to the realities our past issues amidst the recurring challenges of the present.