En El Nombre de Salome
Closed 1h 40m
En El Nombre de Salome

En El Nombre de Salome NYC Reviews and Tickets

(59 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

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. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (59)

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252 Reviews | 61 Followers
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 Great historical content too.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 I did. We all know that when teleprompters are used the translation is not always on point. Because the show is an emotional one the Spanish language is the perfect vehicle to convey the passion and the emotions the actors are trying to convey. And it works. See it even with the teleprompters, I really enjoyed it. Some of the humorous parts will NOT translate into English unfortunately.

122 Reviews | 23 Followers
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

194 Reviews | 25 Followers
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

114 Reviews | 9 Followers
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.

110 Reviews | 55 Followers
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

128 Reviews | 13 Followers
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 it started half an hour late and they made up for it by offering free wine and free tickets to one of their following shows.

122 Reviews | 29 Followers
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

76 Reviews | 21 Followers
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.

Critic Reviews (1)

Hip Latina
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 tender moments for you to enjoy...If there’s anything that we can learn from Alvarez and the women in this play, it’s that the past, and not just the future, is female.”
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