November 10 - November 14, 2010
To protect their daughter from the Communist regime, Sonia's parents sent her to the Unitied States during the Cuban revolution and 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. Three months after 9/11, their son announces he is quitting college to join the army. Sonia combats grief and terrifying feelings of abandonment through political forces that once again threaten to shatter her family. Can she come to terms with her secret past, her parents' decision, her children's choices and her duty to her adopted country? Set in Minneappolis in 2001 and Cuba in 1961, Sonia Flew questions parental sacrifice, familial responsibility and patriotism in times when worlds collide.