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'Sonia Flew' at FIU

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Sonia Flew, a.k.a. the final show at the historic Coconut Grove Playhouse before it went into its three-plus-years-and-counting of hibernation, resurfaces tonight at 8 p.m. at Florida International University's Wertheim Performing Arts Center Main Stage.

Melinda Lopez's play is set in two worlds:  the comfortable adulthood of the grown Sonia, a successful public defender in Minneapolis who is shocked by her son's decision to join the fight against terrorism in Afghanistan; and the Cuba the younger Sonia knew when she was sent alone to America on a Pedro Pan flight.

Kat Mareno and Danny Knieves play the younger Sonia and her father Orfeo in the play, which runs Thursday-Saturday and Oct. 1-3 at 8 p.m., Sunday and Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $12 ($10 for senior citizens and FIU faculty, staff, alumni and students). The Wertheim Center is located at 10910 SW 17th St. in Miami.  Call 305-348-0496 or visit the FIU web site for information.