Sonja Stars in One Woman Show at the Fringe

June 2, 2013


Sonja returns to the London Fringe Festival this year in her very first one-woman show - The Italian Lesson!  Postponed from last year's festival due to illness, Sonja is thrilled to finally be bringing this one-woman tour de force of operatic brillance to the stage.

Based on the Ruth Draper monologue of the same name, this brilliant solo show is a dramatic and comedic vocal feat. Lee Hoiby has taken Draper's most popular character sketch to another level with his musical lyricism.  


It was originally produced off broadway starring comedienne Jean Stapleton, and was paired with his setting of a Julia Child episode transcription, "Bon Appetit".  Originally titled "The Busy Mother" by it's creator, this monologue portrays a New York society matron as the original "lady who lunches" - and she is truly out to lunch!


The Italian Lesson is set to open at this year's London Fringe Festival on Thursday, June 6th at 6:00pm at The McManus Studio Theatre.  Sonja will be joined by talented accompanist Tanya Ellis at the piano. Under an hour long, this hilarious one-woman opera will make for a fun night out and is appropriate for all audiences.


We hope to see you at one of our six shows between June 6th-16th!



  • Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 4:30pm
  • Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 9:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 9:00pm
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 - 7:00pm
  • Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 3:00pm




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