Already closed | 1h 40m | Gramercy

En El Nombre de Salome

From 57 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Entertaining

About the show

Repertorio Español presents a new play inspired by Julia Álvarez's epic novel about 19th-century Dominican poet Salomé Ureña de Henríquez.  More…

Born in 1850 during a time of intense political and emotional repression and turmoil in the Dominican Republic, Salomé wrote fervent patriotic poems that turned her into a national icon. 'In the Name of Salomé' is also the story of her daughter, Camila, who grew up in exile in the shadow of her mother’s legend. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext® In-Seat Captioning System.

1h 40m | Already closed | Repertorio Espanol (Gramercy)

Member Reviews (57)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Entertaining
88
Avg Score

80
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Informative, Gracious

See it if you have an interest in Dominican history and enjoy well performed non-linear work - beautifully costumed and directed.

Don't see it if you do not speak Spanish and do not want to read the poorly coordinated translations as they flash by on a small screen in front of you

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if Excellent actors, well played goes back and forward thru time to tell story.

Don't see it if It's all it's all in Spanish and you may not like reading and watching.

Also I think by watching it and trying to read to find out what they're tal... Read more Read less

85
Excellent acting, Intelligent & very entertaining, Historical / informative, Very funny & deeply-touching, Absorbing / relevant & resonant

See it if it comes back! Lucky to see closing nite; every performer was on point. Important Dominican historical figures portrayed w/grace & flair.

Don't see it if historically-themed shows don't do it for you. This one works SO well: sentimental, very humorous, thought-provoking, educational, bit edgy.

Also Deservedly, Salome is often called a founding-mother.... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Profound

See it if Want a cast that is amazing with a show that is funny, profound, emotional and masterfully done. Great historical content too.

Don't see it if You don't like any of the above, don't like teleprompters (show is in Spanish) or want a musical. Spanish speakers will get full gist.

Also If you understand Spanish you will get more out of this show. Luckily ... Read more Read less

75
Good acting, Confusing, Intelligent, Ambitious, Requires effort

See it if you are interested in learning more about Dominican history, especially the poet Salome Ureña. Some Spanish recommended to fully appreciate.

Don't see it if you don't speak any Spanish. The captioning moves very fast--it's a talky play but also isn't in sync with the action on stage.

Also I speak enough Spanish to generally follow and to realize that the Eng... Read more Read less

89
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing, Riveting

See it if You would like to see strong females on stage; you want to know the life experience of Dominican Republican people in the last 100 yrs.

Don't see it if You don't want to see people's life experience outside the US. You don't know Spanish and don't want to read subtitles while watching.

Also Watching subtitles is a great distraction, so knowing Spanish is a hug... Read more Read less

90
Inspiring, Relevant, Exquisite, Girl power, Intelligent

See it if You're interested in Latin American history and exceptional women. You want to be inspired by a strong story.

Don't see it if You don't speak Spanish because a lot of the Dominican slang was impossible to translate properly to another language

Also The staging could have been better but the acting and play was phenome... Read more Read less

99
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You liked the book

Don't see it if you didn't like the book

80
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in a feminine perspective on late 19th-early 20th century Dominican Republic history & family dynamics.

Don't see it if you don't speak Spanish and are not willing to follow subtitles on a small screen on the back of the seat in front of you.

Also I don't speak Spanish, & there's no question that much of the texture ... Read more Read less

92
Funny, Great acting, Profound, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in the history of Latin America, Dominican Republic, enjoy seeing great acting about strong women in history

Don't see it if You don't understand Spanish and don't like shows with subtitles

99
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you are interested in enjoying great performances in a play about a poet living in the shadow of her famous mother.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a play in Spanish with English subtitles

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if If you like plays that relate to true historical events and show strong female characters. Understanding Spanish is a plus.

Don't see it if If you would not be able to follow the Spanish dislogue and would find reading the English translation distracting.

87
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Informative

See it if you would like a talented cast to take you through Dominican Republic history through the eyes of Salome Urena,an activist feminist poetess.

Don't see it if you don't speak Spanish and have trouble following a story by reading the English captions while trying to watch the show.

Also I am currently learning Spanish and wanted to have the experience of g... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You like detail-heavy historical pieces with complex, nuanced storylines. You're interested in Latin American culture, art and literature.

Don't see it if You want a light, easy-to-follow story you won't have to think much about. You can't follow a narrative that jumps back and forth in time.

85
Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Exquisite, Delightful

See it if Better if you are fluent in Spanish (I'm not but my co-attendee is) but a very well done multigenerational portrait of a family. Well acted.

Don't see it if You aren't fluent in Spanish and hate reading subtitles attached to the seat in front of you. Don't like historical drama.

87
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You like plays about history, politics and strong women. You can follow a complex story through different time periods.

Don't see it if You don't like historical/ poetic plays, You don't speak Spanish or don't want to have to read subtitles.

Also Knowing Spanish definitely improves the experience and it helps apprec... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intense

See it if You enjoy history, family sagas, stories about revolution. Things go fast to cover the span, but the show handles that admirably.

Don't see it if Some of the jokes are lost if you don't understand Spanish- the translations do not do the actors justice

79
Great singing, Relevant, Thought provoking

See it if You Don't like a well staged, well acted, well sung musical that makes you question today's society

Don't see it if You don't like tortured teenagers expressing thei angst and parents struggling to understand them

90
Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Relevant

See it if you would like to know about the relevant story of two prominent Dominican women that changed the way education was imparted for females.

Don't see it if you only want to be entertained, although there are many moments of funny comedy.

90
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to learn about women who's role in history has been diminished; you want to see well developed characters on an intimate stage

Don't see it if you can't bear watching a play with captions

Also Loved this show! The management is also very nice- the night we went i... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Epic, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy epic historical dramas and you are adventurous enough to see it performed in Spanish and read the translation.

Don't see it if If an epic historical drama in Spanish is not your cup of tea.

Also The English translation that was displayed on the back of the seats wa... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Profound

See it if You like dramas that are passionate with a rich family history. Set in a historical context and full of self discovery.

Don't see it if You like shows with simple storylines or that don't involve multiple characters and timelines.

86
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if Enjoy work written by Julia Alvarez. Great acting and staging. Well done!

Don't see it if Want to see a musical

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in plays nased on Dominican culture and historical figures and true events. You dont mind reading captions

Don't see it if You must see plays in English and would dislike having tonread captions. Ither than that amazing story

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Confusing, Epic, Clever

See it if You can speak Spanish or want to practice or use subtitles. The seat screens work. You read the novel. You enjoy convincing acting.

Don't see it if You are impatient with translations. You want plays that stay in one time period.


March 7th, 2017
“Explores the Dominican Republic’s sometimes overlooked, yet most influential founding mothers...It’s the women who really make their mark in this play...Alvarez is a true literary historian through her writing, tying the Dominican Republic’s past to the present...Plenty of humor, sassiness, and ...
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