This English-language premiere from Italian playwright Emanuele Aldrovandi tells a fantastical and uncompromising tale of personal growth among sisterly love and sisterly rivalry. More…
"Butterflies" is the story of two sisters whose favorite pastime is a dangerous game: whoever holds the butterfly hairpin can ask the other one to do anything she wants.
See it if Two very good performers. Clever miniature set. Intimate theater (3 sided) at old Abingdon site. Nice use of broomstick puppets or????
Don't see it if No laughs. May be tough to handle for some. Minor question re: reality and sisterly game played .
See it if you like exploring the games siblings play and the changes in relationship over the years. Good use of set and props for a small black box.
Don't see it if you do not like constant tension among sisters from a dysfunctional family that has sad results. Some use of old terms that are not PC today
See it if dramatic rituals intrigue you. The plot revolves around a theatrical game developed by teenaged sisters abandoned to raise themselves.
Don't see it if suicide, familial abuse or extreme jealousy are trigger issues.
See it if you like shows about sibling relationships and how they change over the year
Don't see it if you prefer larger casts (this is a two cast member show) and larger venues
See it if You enjoy avant-garde, European style productions and can find the humor in dysfunctional situations
Don't see it if You’re looking for a straight forward, all-American drama. Or you don’t like puppets
See it if You appreciate serious creative work that treats the downside of patriarchy with the same chaos it imposes on women.
Don't see it if You don't like avant-garde stuff that makes you work and think to "get" it.
See it if Superb acting that gave depth and humor to these characters. A fast-paced jump through the decades of 2 sisters' relationship.
Don't see it if The script includes a lot of unmotivated action- so some of the plot seems fairly arbitrary, lessening the emotional impact.
See it if good acting. Cute miniature set at times feels like children presentation theater. May work for undiscriminating Aldrovandi followers.
Don't see it if Script is tedious and not very compelling that makes is impossible to overcome by two hard working actresses. Broom puppets are foolish.
See it if The story is not pleasant and was exhausting to watch as the theater was very warm. The actors did well with the material though.
Don't see it if Don’t see it if you would like to feel good about the people in the story.
See it if ... you wish to enjoy a riveting performance by two great actresses.
Don't see it if ... you will be disturbed about the story of love and rivalry between two sisters who grew up in the heart of a dysfunctional home.
See it if You appreciate brilliant acting of tough subject material displayed effortlessly - prepare to have your emotions wrung out
Don't see it if You would rather not walk down that dark road to introspection and thought provocation and do not appreciate profanity
See it if you want to see two talented actors work very hard to entertain -- dealing with an implausible, confusing, repetitious story line.
Don't see it if This was not for me, and I soon tired of this very strange, depressing story. I liked the singing.
See it if You like a 90-min, 2 actor play. Great acting, great use of a small black box theatre. Props helped the action. Premise was explained at the
Don't see it if End. Some violence. I HATED the use of the “R” word! (I have a special needs sibling). It’s definitely community theatre at its best.
See it if Great performances by the two actresses, interesting staging with LOTS of props.
Don't see it if Mix of absurdist and pretty straightforward drama didn't work for me. Also found it boring, especially scenes with the father puppet.
See it if Small theatre's fan who will feel good on uncomfortable chair for 90 min observing the depressive story. Good acting, nice singing
Don't see it if Constant repeating"retarded" word. Some violence toward kid (who is represented by very ugly looking marionette).One sister kills another.
See it if you like lean two person dialogue plays that trace a somewhat dysfunctional relationship across many years. A play with some good themes.
Don't see it if You mind some discursions that are unnecessary, a play that feels like it may have to much going on, an ending for theme not character.
See it if you like small venues with minimal staging; childish storyline; loud verbal outbursts and items thrown; very emotional; good acting/singing
Don't see it if you like large sophisticated productions with believable stories; you don't like yelling, items being thrown around; and very minimal sets