Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and Chicago Puppet Fest present:
“…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.
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
Loco7 is a Latinx-run organization that feels it is of the utmost importance to be inclusive and represent the voices of underrepresented people. More than 75% of its staff, board of directors, and artists identify as people of color, female, and/or LGBTQ+. The company is a modest, not-for-profit experimental theater ensemble that is artist-run and maintains a small office and storage facility in New York City. In addition, the company provides an artistic home and professional foundation for a multicultural group of performers, designers and theatre artists who collaborate with Loco7 on a project basis. The company’s leaders are Federico Restrepo, founder, artistic director and designer, and Denise Greber, executive director and performer. loco7.org