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Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and Chicago Puppet Fest present:

Loco7 Dance Puppet Theater: Lunch with Sonia

“…Lunch with Sonia, an achingly beautiful entry in La MaMa’s bi-annual Puppet Festival…made me feel intensely grateful that La MaMa is once again lending its stages to live performance that is strange, daring, gorgeous and far from the mainstream.”

—Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times

Lunch with Sonia is inspired by Loco 7 founder and artistic director Federico Restrepo’s true-life experience with his Aunt Sonia, who at the age of 72, asked her family to gather for lunch. Lyrical storytelling, dance, projection and a team of talented puppeteers tell the story of this larger-than-life, unapologetic and robust woman. It’s a piece of incredible intimacy proposing the idea that dying is the final event of living a self-actualized, individual human life. 

Event Details

Thursday, January 25 at 7:30 pm
Friday, January 26 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 27 
at 4 pm

Location: Dance Center Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S. Michigan Ave.

Cost: $40/$30 students & seniors

Ages: 12 and up

Running Time: 55 mins

ADA Accessible? Yes