Sonia Flew: 9/11 Drama From Virago Theatre Company
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Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon is the world's longest-running musical revue. Since 1974, this San Francisco institution has followed Snow White on a musical comedy quest around the world, where she runs into satirically portrayed pop-culture and political celebrities, an impressive array of gigantic hats and one showstopping musical number after another. Because the show is constantly updated with new costumes, hats and characters, it rewards repeat visits. Among the familiar faces you might see spoofed in Beach Blanket's latest incarnation: Lady Gaga, Barack and Michelle Obama, the cast of Glee, Kate Middleton and Adele. Even after nearly 40 years, Beach Blanket Babylon remains one of San Francisco's wildest evenings of live entertainment. Learn More
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This is a very good show, definitely worth seeing. Moving, funny, powerful, in general, really great. It makes you think about the value of family and the price we sometimes have to pay for freedom. The acting is first class, especially the two young lead actors. Their energy and commitment to their roles is admirable. The whole show is incredibly well directed and staged. Kudos to Virago.
May 11, 2013: The Opening Night performance is followed by a reception with the cast.
May 17, 2013: Stick around after the show for a post-show talk-back with the cast, crew and Alicia Ororzo,who was 9 years old when she came to Miami from Cuba through Operacíon Pedro Pan in 1962.
June 1, 2013: The Closing Night performance is followed by a reception with the cast.
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 path to forgiveness.
About the Ticket Supplier: Virago Theatre Company
Virago Theatre Company is a partnership of artists, designers, and musicians creating theatre of a highest quality. They believe in unconventional, inventive staging, and a collaborative rehearsal process. They support new works and focus on new play development. Guided by their dedication to produce provocative and passionate theatre, they select works that address issues of psychological and social turbulence and have a unique perspective on our daily existence.