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Sonia Flew, produced by Virago Theatre Company at The Phoenix Theatre, San Francisco
The Phoenix Theatre
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Sonia Flew, produced by Virago Theatre Company at The Phoenix Theatre, San Francisco
Virago Theatre Company proudly presents "Sonia Flew" by Melinda Lopez. Performances at The Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason St, 6th floor, San Francisco. May 11-June 1, 2013

REVIEWS ARE FANTASTIC! READ BELOW EXCERPT FROM BROADWAY WORLD:

"Virago Theatre Company steps boldly and passionately into heart-wrenching territory with its production of Sonia Flew, the dramatic story of a Cuban born woman who is forced to deal with her revolution ravaged childhood when she learns that her 18-year-old American son has enlisted and is headed off to war, post 9/11. Up until this point, Sonia has lived quite successfully without revealing, even to her beloved husband Daniel, that she was one of thousands of Cuban children who came to the US as an unaccompanied minor in a mass exodus dubbed Operation Pedro Pan. Playwright Melinda Lopez deftly fuses fiction with history to bring us a tale of heartache, betrayal and even possibly redemption. Playing now through June 1 at The Phoenix Theatre in San Francisco, Sonia Flew is one of the most finely crafted dramatic productions of recent note here in the bay area." 5/22/13 Broadway World.com

THE STORY: When Sonia learns of her son's decision to leave college, enlist in the military and fight against terror in Afghanistan in the weeks following 9/11, memories of her own childhood overwhelm her. She struggles to reconcile being forced as a young girl to leave Cuba at the dawn of Fidel Castro's rule with her own responsibilities as a mother facing uncertainty. Sonia must find a way to come to terms with her past, her lost parents, her own children and her adopted countryor risk losing everything that she loves. Set between post-revolutionary Cuba and post-9/11 America, SONIA FLEW telescopes the large cultural and political forces of a historic moment to examine their impact on the intimate lives of ordinary men and women. What do we owe our parents? Can we forgive the past? This poetic and urgent play bridges time and culture in a drama about the cost of forgiveness.

"An emotional powerhouse" The Stark Insider.
"Soars with grace and power" Jenn McKee, Entertainment Journalist
"Deeply compelling" Mercury News
"Tension and urgency underscore the play." Daily Herald

SPECIAL EVENT!
Mother's Day Cuban Appetizers and Mojitos (regular & virgin)
at The Phoenix!  May 12th, 12:30pm

At the lovely Phoenix Annex we'll treat you to Mojitos and spoil you with delicious Cuban appetizers prepared by caterer Alex Phetteplace. Afterwards, we'll take you upstairs to see the show.

Tickets to this special Mother's Day Event for $40 include your ticket to the show!
ADVANCE SALE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE ONLY $30 IF PURCHASED BEFORE APRIL 15TH. AFTER APRIL 15TH REGULAR $40 PRICE APPLIES.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 11th, 8pm. Opening Night, Champagne Reception & Meet and Greet with Actors after the show!

Sunday, May 12th, 2pm. Mother's Day Cuban Appetizers & Mimosas at 12:30
with your Special Ticket.

Friday, May 17th, 8pm.
Talk-back after the show with cast and director & complimentary wine.

Saturday May 18th, 8pm
Sunday May 19th, 2pm
Friday, May 24th, 8pm
Saturday May 25th, 8pm
Sunday May 26th, 2pm
Friday, May 31th, 8pm
Saturday June 1st, 8pm.
Closing Night Wine & Cheese Reception from Blacksmith Cellars.

THE CAST
Sonia/Marta  Tess Koning-Martinez*
Daniel/Tito   John Hurst
Zak/Jose      Jorge Orozco
Jen/Young Sonia  Katie Robbins
Sam/Orfeo  Donald Currie
Nina/Pilar  Olivia B. Chavez

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Laura Lundy-Paine, Artistic Director
Producer: Robert Lundy-Paine
Dramaturg:Dennis Chowenhill
Costume Design: Kelly Rauch
Light Design: Elle Ghini
Stage Manager:Gary Quinn

*Actor appears Courtesy of Actors Equity Association

QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION
www.viragotheatre.org
info@viragotheatre.org
510-865-6237

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Location

The Phoenix Theatre (View)
414 Mason Street @ Geary, 6th floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States


Categories

Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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