SUNDAY – LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street)
Sofie (short, 15min) by Ella Jane New –
Sofie is 17-years-old and deaf from birth. One friday evening she is left alone to care for her Mother while her Father works a night shift. Sofie drifts in a timeless place somewhere between youthfulness and stark reality. When Sofie receives a text from her friend Luis, she breaks away from her responsibility and sneaks out to meet him.
Sofie and Luis delve into a night of experimentation; Luis’s friendship and peculiar strength cause Sofie to question her own motivations as she begins to struggle with feelings she’s never experienced before.
This is a coming of age story at once unique and entirely familiar.