Sonia Flew: 9/11 Drama From Virago Theatre Company
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The last date listed for Sonia Flew was Saturday June 1, 2013 / 8:00pm (Closing Night).
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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...continued
*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.