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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
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Steppenwolf does not use microphones and it is often difficult to hear the actors.
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There are multiple restaurants along Halsted if you want to eat afterwards and you can park your car in the parking lot for $13 instead of $11 for an additional 90 minutes.
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“Engages the emotions!” —Chicago Tribune
“Ambitious! High-Spirited” —Chicago Sun-Times
“Soars with passion!” —Boston Herald


A Latino-Jewish family celebrates the holidays in this warm-hearted play by Melinda Lopez about how the world shapes our families and how families shape our lives. Sonia, a Cuban immigrant raising two children with her Jewish husband in Minneapolis, is preparing for her Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations. When war intrudes on her son’s life, Sonia must reconcile her childhood memories of Operation Pedro Pan, a political maneuver that separated her and thousands of other Cuban children from their parents.

Directed by associate artist Jessica Thebus, Sonia Flew features ensemble member Alan Wilder with Sandra Delgado, Sandra Marquez, Andrew Perez, Vilma Silva and Jeff Still.