Only One Sophie explores the rituals of a Midwestern American Jewish family as seen through the eyes of twelve-year-old Michael. Through song and story, this touching musical moves back and forth in time. In one scene, the scene looks in on the 1960 funeral of the family's matriarch Sophie, with the family gathering to sit Shiva at Michael's house. Then, you're whisked further back in time to 1905 and Sophie's "walk across Poland" to America. Only One Sophie explores the young boy's craving to understand his place in the world and by the end of the piece Michael learns about his family's secrets, his true heritage and how to let go. Playwright Michael Robins' work is steeped in the influences of Jewish immigrant culture and traditions as they connect and conflict with a modern American Jewish upbringing. Experience this poignant tale at the Illusion Theater in Minneapolis.