Artistic Director Robert Paine
By Melinda Lopez Directed by Virago Artistic Director Laura Lundy-Paine The Phoenix Theatre 414 Mason St, 6th Floor San Francisco, CA May 11-June 1, 2013
Friday and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm 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 country or 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. The Phoenix Theatre,
414 Mason St, San Francisco [Map] May 11-June 1, 2013 THE CAST Sonia/Marta - Tessa Koning-Martinez* Daniel/Tito - John Hurst Zak/Jose - Jorge Orozco Jen/Young Sonia - Katie Robbins Sam/Orfeo - Donald Currie Nina/Pilar - Olivia B. Chavez *Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers. Learn more about the world of Sonia Flew download "The Worlds of Sonia Flew, Dennis Chowenhill, Ed.D.pdf"