Venue Details

Phoenix Theatre San Francisco
414 Mason St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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5.0 / 5 Rated by 4 members
Review from Susan W.
19 events 8 reviews

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!

reviewed May 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Stagefan
28 events 7 reviews

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

reviewed May 11 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from John Daws
25 events 5 reviews

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

reviewed May 25 2013 report as inappropriate
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*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.

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