2004 Elliott Norton Award Winner— Best Production, Best New Play
2004 IRNE Award Winner — Best Production, Best New Play
Sonia's parents, fearful of the new government, sent their only daughter from Cuba to the United State in 1961. Set in Minneapolis and Havana, a story of family unfolds across the generations as Sonia — now raising two children with her Jewish husband — struggles to come to terms with her past, her lost parents, her own children, and her adopted country. Commissioned by Huntington Theatre Company.
“Sonia Flew soars with a passion.” — Terry Byrne, Boston Herald
“Sonia Flew is a play for our age.” — Ed Siegel, The Boston Globe
“The season has had several interesting openings so far, but Sonia Flew is the first must-see production. There's no excuse to miss it!” — Will Stackman, TheaterMirror.com
“Lopez draws tragicomic portraits of loving but chafing family interactions.” — Bill Marx, WBUR
“[An] engaging new play about family, flight, and forgiveness. What makes Sonia Flew so moving is…its feisty portrayal of family life, whether bathed in the sunlight and fear of early-Castro Cuba or tucked into a bicultural jumble of tchotchkes and adamancy in the post-September 11 Midwest.” — Carolyn Clay, The Boston Phoenix
“Lopez pulls us into a world that seems poignant, magical, forever alluring.” — Miami Herald
Huntington Theatre Company, Boston MA — Oct. 8-Nov. 28, 2004. Directed by Nicholas Martin.
Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami FL — Apr. 19-30, 2006. Directed by David Ellenstein.
Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach CA — Sept. 12-Oct. 15, 2006. Directed by Juliette Carrillo.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago IL — Nov. 30, 2006-Feb. 4, 2007. Directed byJessica Thebus.
Milagro Theatre, Portland OR — Feb. 2-24, 2007. Directed by Rebecca Martinez.