Wellesley Repertory Theatre presents Sonia Flew By Melinda Lopez and Directed by Lois Roach
June 1 – 25, 2017 | Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre
Preview Thursday June 1 ~ Opening Night Friday June 2 @ 7pm
To protect their daughter from the Communist regime, Sonia’s parents sent her to the United States during the Cuban revolution. She never saw them again. Thirty years later and living in the Midwest, Sonia, a fiercely devoted mother of two, has created a home that embraces her own cultural traditions along with her husband’s Jewish religion. However, after her son decides to join the army three months after 9/11, Sonia combats grief and terrifying feelings of abandonment through political forces that once again threaten to shatter her family. Set in Minneapolis in 2001 and Cuba in 1961, Sonia Flew questions parental sacrifice, familial responsibility and patriotism in times when worlds collide.
Sonia Flew won the Elliot Norton Award for “Best New Play” and the IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) for “Best Play” and “Best Production.” It has been produced at the Huntington Theatre, Coconut Grove Playhouse, the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Laguna Playhouse, the Summer Playwrights Festival in New York, the Milagro Theatre and the Steppenwolf Theatre.
WRT is proud to present company members: Nancy Tutunjian Berger, Woody Gaul, Zack Georgian, Luis Negron, Ed Peed, and Mariela Lopez-Ponce to perform with Wellesley College students Christine Ahsan, Brigitte Demelo and Karina Ithier. The company has been in residence at Wellesley College since 1998. Together with: Lois Roach (Director), Janie Howland (Set Design), David Towlun (Production Manager), Chelsea Kerl (Costumes), Jack Staid (Sound) and Becky Marsh (Lighting), the cast and crew bring this story to life!
Thurs.@7pm, Fri. @ 7pm,
Sat. @ 2pm & 7pm*, Sun. @ 2pm
*There is no evening performance on Saturday, June 3 @ 7pm
$20 General Admission | $10 seniors & Students
To make a reservation call the Box Office at (781)-283-2000
Wellesley College – Alumnae Hall – Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre
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