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10 Star Starred
Phoenix Theatre San Francisco
414 Mason St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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free wine! Dang, that is a nice little perk. Cookies are $1, which is a fair price imo.
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The weather was a little cool outside.. I wore dressed in layers, as always. I'm usually cold when I sit in an audience, but I was fine here. Apparently other members of the audience were warm as they were fanning themselves, which I found distracting. Also the chairs are very creaky and when people would shift in their seats, it made noise which was also distracting..
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7 reviews
2 stars
attended May 24 2013

Well acted, thought provoking production. Virago always presents quality and this is no exception. The intimate space adds to the feeling that you are a part of this family drama. Don't miss the last weekend!

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended May 25 2013

very entertaining, awesome, compelling and worth the price of the ticket. great cast, would go again to see more of their productions.

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

this was a beautifully written and acted piece..great live theatre!

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More Information



*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.