SynopsisSonia, a Cuban immigrant raising two children with her Jewish husband in Minneapolis, is preparing for her Christmas and Hanukah celebrations. When war intrudes on her son's life, Sonia must reconcile with her childhood memories of Operation Pedro Pan, a political maneuver that separated her and thousands of other Cuban children from their parents.
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"The excellent director, Jessica Thebus, has cast the production ideally...they are compelling in their passions, their sense of loss and their brief bursts of hope."
-Chicago Sun-Times on Intimate Apparel
"A skillful work, deftly directed by Jessica Thebus...under whose supervison, a marvelously accomplished cast create whole, real, and often flawed, characters...people we can love and hate, and everything in between."
-Windy City Times on Intimate Apparel
"The Steppenwolf production is without flaw, under Jessica Theubs's understated but emotionally pinpoint directing."
-Copley News on Intimate Apparel
Three audience members from Sonia Flew relate their own stories of leaving Cuba for the United States.
Artistic Director Martha Lavey discusses the theme of dislocation in Melinda Lopez's Sonia Flew.
The CIA, Castro, and a controversial campaign: how the 14,000 real-life Sonia’s were flown to American “safety”.
Check out the recipe for this festive holiday dish featured in Melinda Lopez's Sonia Flew.
Associate Artist and director Jessica Thebus talks parenting and playwriting with Sonia Flew author Melinda Lopez.