Lunch with Sonia

Written by Federico Restrepo with Denise Greber
Co-Directed by Federico Restrepo & Denise Greber
Choreographed by Federico Restrepo
Set & Puppet Design by Federico Restrepo
Sound Design & Music by Leonie Bell
Costume Design by Becky Hubbert
Featuring: Federico Restrepo, with Marina Celander, Zulivet Díaz, Aaron Haskell, Chris Ignacio, and Hope Kroog
Voice of Sonia: Luz Beatriz Pizano
Research and Selected Written Material: Diana Jaramillo and Catalina Restrepo

Lunch with Sonia will be a dance puppet theatre piece, inspired by Restrepo’s true-life experience with his Aunt Sonia, a woman who decided to end her life with dignity after a long illness at the age of 72. The show will use puppets, live actors, music, video and physical theatre to deal with the themes of life, love and loss.

Conversations about assisted dying bring up controversial and emotionally fraught issues: morality, religion, politics, and faith. With this piece Loco7 hopes to acknowledge the incredible intimacy and the very personal nature of dying as the final event of living a self-actualized, individual human life and to move the dialogue from the philosophical arena to the realm of personal experience and stories related to the topic of Death with Dignity.

Generously supported in part with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, The Jim Henson Foundation and Individual Donors.

September 29 – October 3, 2021
Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa
66 E 4th Street, 2nd Fl, NYC 10003