On Demand:

Lunch With Sonia

La MaMa Online

Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company will share a live recored performance  from their work, Lunch With Sonia, which was presented in the Fall at La MaMa.

Lunch with Sonia is 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 uses puppets, live actors, music, video and physical theatre to deal with the themes of life, love and loss.

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.


“…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

Click HERE for full Online Article

Full PDF Article Here – LunchwithSonia_NYTimesLink

 & Co-Directed by Federico Restrepo & Denise Greber
Choreography, Light, Set & Puppet Design by Federico Restrepo
Sound Design & Composition by Leonie Bell
Costume Design by Becky Hubbert
Stage Manager: Emma Oppenheimer
Assistant Stage Manager: Adrienne C Gomez

Marina CelanderZulivet DíazAaron Haskell,
Hope Kroog, Chris Rehmann, & Federico Restrepo
Voice of Sonia:
Luz Beatriz Pizano

Suitable for ages 12+