I AM SOPHIE

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LA VIE THEATRE Presents The Los Angeles Premiere Of “I AM SOPHIE” An Emotionally Dramatic & Insightful One Women Show ​Opening August 17 – September 2, 2018 LOS ANGELES (July 5, 2018) – LA VIE THEATRE, along with THE PICO are proud to present a Los Angeles premiere, one woman show, I AM SOPHIE, written and performed by Corinne Shor. Originally introduced as a workshop for Hollywood Fringe 2017, and now will be presented as a full-length intriguing and inspirational production directed by Susan Angelo. The show will open August [email protected] 8:00PM, at THE PICO, 10508 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. 90064. ABOUT THE SHOW Have you ever wondered what it might be like to re-invent yourself – to start over as someone else? Sophie gives you a chance to sit court-side during one such adventure. To join her on an existential, down the rabbit hole, adventure of self-discovery. This piece aims to wake up your sleeping soul and remind you to go out and live life in whatever way feels best to you - others opinions be damned. That said, Sophie will soar to the highest heights and plummet to the lowest lows. But what journey of self discovery doesn't have that? Beauty and pain so often occur at the same exact time, don't they? MORE ABOUT THE SHOW The playwright has created a story with mercurial wit and pathos that will touch anyone if they are alive. This show is both riveting and engaging from the first moment. Purposely written and performed with a fascinating twist on a hot topic that we hear so much about – identity issues. This piece wakes up your sleeping soul and reminds you to go out and live life in whatever way feels best to you - others opinions be damned. Corinne Shor is mesmerizing as we watch her soar to the highest heights and plummet to the lowest lows. SHOW DATES & TIMES: Friday, Aug 17 at 8pm - Opening Saturday, Aug 18 at 8pm Thursday, Aug 23 at 8pm Friday, Aug 24 at 8pm Saturday, Aug 25 at 4pm and 8pm (two show day) Friday, Aug 31 at 8pm Saturday, Sept 1 at 4pm and 8pm (two show day) Sunday, Sept 2 at 5pm - Closing I AM SOPHIE - running August 17 – September 2, 2018, at The PICO. Located at 10508 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 90064. TICKETS: General Admission Tickets for $25. No assigned seating. Running time 85 minutes. Available via Brown Paper Tickets at: https://iamsophie.brownpapertickets.com/ ###

Reviews

Shari Barrett

Corinne Shor is sharing such a tale about a young French woman named Sophie, Review: I AM SOPHIE by Corinne Shor Takes Audiences on a Journey of Self-Discovery and Re-Inventionborn Kate, who did just that at age 15 when she became a high school foreign exchange student for year, lucky enough to live in Paris for a year with a family incredibly different from her own, yet so in tune with who she really considered herself to be. And I can tell you that Shor's ability to fully embody the mind, body and spirit of her imaginary character when she declares I AM SOPHIE is so utterly believable, it's almost impossible to accept that Sophie is just an imaginary character and not really the writer herself telling an autobiographical story of her own life.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


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I am a treasure hunter, an explorer, a secret sharer and a fool for surprises....which is why I count live theatre as one of the few places to indulge all the above stated habits. And I am so sorry this is happening so late, and the run was so limited, but I found a treasure (Ms. Corinne Shore/actress/scrivener), I want to share the secret with everyone (remember the title, it just HAS to reappear in So Cal sooner than later). The piece is touching, joyful, whimsical, vulnerable, wise, entertaining and TOO SHORT. Where's the DVD when I need a smile in my soul to lighten up the mundane? I love sweet lemonade, but believe me, a bit of tang brings something to you which comes close to brilliance. Try to get there this weekend. It must be shared!!!!! Merci et bon chance!!!!!

sweet - Neil Elliot


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Skilled director Susan Angelo coaxes every emotion from talented actor Shor, who weathers each and every storm while holding onto her true identity as a French emigre in a strange land. The most fascinating aspect of I AM SOPHIE, in fact, is watching Shor reach for the heights and depths of feeling in her quest to make sure the sun always shines on an exuberant Sophie. Her existential conundrums keep the play moving along as Sophie struggles to experience everything that life has to offer.

sweet - Elaine Mura - LA Splash - ...read full review


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What a wonderful show! Corinne Shor is mesmerizing, so much so that you can't take your eyes off of her. Absolutely a must see!

sweet - George Tovar


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A beautiful story about finding oneself and how to integrate that into life with family and friends. And it's so much more!!! You'll laugh and cry. A wonderful evening of theatre.

sweet - Gretchen Krull


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It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think - what more can you ask from a night at the theater?

sweet - Robin Puri


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Shor is enthralling from beginning to end. From her first bubbly “Bonjour!” to her devastating breakdown, she pulls you into her story completely. Moments of heartache are balanced with ones of beauty, and while her tale can get dark, she keeps it from devolving into one of despair. - RECOMMENDED

sweet - Julia Stier - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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“I am Sophie,” written and performed by the sublime Corinne Shor is a bold and fearless ode to what makes our hearts sing and saves us from the darkness…it is a strange and beguiling story, as only the best stories are, about a woman who becomes another woman not to survive but to thrive.

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Frances Baum Nicholson

Take a look at “I Am Sophie,” if only to capture a lovely tale, but mostly because it is likely to make you hold up your own mirror to check who you are.

sweet - Frances Baum Nicholson - Daily News - ...read full review


Shari Barrett

Corinne Shor is sharing such a tale about a young French woman named Sophie, Review: I AM SOPHIE by Corinne Shor Takes Audiences on a Journey of Self-Discovery and Re-Inventionborn Kate, who did just that at age 15 when she became a high school foreign exchange student for year, lucky enough to live in Paris for a year with a family incredibly different from her own, yet so in tune with who she really considered herself to be. And I can tell you that Shor's ability to fully embody the mind, body and spirit of her imaginary character when she declares I AM SOPHIE is so utterly believable, it's almost impossible to accept that Sophie is just an imaginary character and not really the writer herself telling an autobiographical story of her own life.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


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Skilled director Susan Angelo coaxes every emotion from talented actor Shor, who weathers each and every storm while holding onto her true identity as a French emigre in a strange land. The most fascinating aspect of I AM SOPHIE, in fact, is watching Shor reach for the heights and depths of feeling in her quest to make sure the sun always shines on an exuberant Sophie. Her existential conundrums keep the play moving along as Sophie struggles to experience everything that life has to offer.

sweet - Elaine Mura - LA Splash - ...read full review


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Shor is enthralling from beginning to end. From her first bubbly “Bonjour!” to her devastating breakdown, she pulls you into her story completely. Moments of heartache are balanced with ones of beauty, and while her tale can get dark, she keeps it from devolving into one of despair. - RECOMMENDED

sweet - Julia Stier - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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“I am Sophie,” written and performed by the sublime Corinne Shor is a bold and fearless ode to what makes our hearts sing and saves us from the darkness…it is a strange and beguiling story, as only the best stories are, about a woman who becomes another woman not to survive but to thrive.

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Frances Baum Nicholson

Take a look at “I Am Sophie,” if only to capture a lovely tale, but mostly because it is likely to make you hold up your own mirror to check who you are.

sweet - Frances Baum Nicholson - Daily News - ...read full review


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I am a treasure hunter, an explorer, a secret sharer and a fool for surprises....which is why I count live theatre as one of the few places to indulge all the above stated habits. And I am so sorry this is happening so late, and the run was so limited, but I found a treasure (Ms. Corinne Shore/actress/scrivener), I want to share the secret with everyone (remember the title, it just HAS to reappear in So Cal sooner than later). The piece is touching, joyful, whimsical, vulnerable, wise, entertaining and TOO SHORT. Where's the DVD when I need a smile in my soul to lighten up the mundane? I love sweet lemonade, but believe me, a bit of tang brings something to you which comes close to brilliance. Try to get there this weekend. It must be shared!!!!! Merci et bon chance!!!!!

sweet - Neil Elliot


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What a wonderful show! Corinne Shor is mesmerizing, so much so that you can't take your eyes off of her. Absolutely a must see!

sweet - George Tovar


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A beautiful story about finding oneself and how to integrate that into life with family and friends. And it's so much more!!! You'll laugh and cry. A wonderful evening of theatre.

sweet - Gretchen Krull


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It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think - what more can you ask from a night at the theater?

sweet - Robin Puri