Sonder: A Festival of Three Original One-Acts

sonder (noun): the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own

by Cassandra Hsiao

Sonder poster
Written by Cassandra Hsiao (ES’21), Sonder is a collection of three original one-acts that deal with the discovery and rediscovery of identity. These funny and yet poignant plays examines what we think we know about ourselves and others–only to spin it on its head. It is a challenge to you to step out of your own shoes and experience the inexplicable feeling of sonder, that those around you have lives as intricate and messy and beautiful as your own.
Sonder features the work of three directors bringing their unique takes to each of the plays:
“Supermarket of Lost:” Three souls collide in the Supermarket of Lost, each desperately searching for something they once had in this cosmic warehouse.
“Fire Hazard:” At the Principal’s Office at West Oaks High, a rebel and a star student learn that the truth cannot be incinerated.
“A Winter’s Tale:” Winter and Benji are the perfect couple on the perfect date. But when one text goes awry, Winter begins to question: Is Benji who he says he is?
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Performance Dates & Times

March 28, 2019 - 8:00pm

March 29, 2019 - 8:00pm

March 30, 2019 - 2:00pm

March 30, 2019 - 8:00pm


Hopper Cabaret

Venue Accessibility: 
Building, main lobby, and facilities are accessible via an exterior-entry elevator just inside the Elm Street gate. Venue is accessible from the lobby via a wheelchair lift.

Production Team

Stage Manager
Audrey Huang
Sherry Guo
Stage Manager
Props Supervisor
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Bradley Yam
Stage Manager