“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.” Full Review
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 Great historical content too.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.
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
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.
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.
See it if you are either a native spanish speaker, or speak spanish. Acting was AMAZING, the understudy performed just like the rest!
Don't see it if Unless you are okay with multitasking(keeping your eyes on the subtitles AND on the play), don't see it.
See it if You like seeing historical dramas with strong female leads and speak Spanish or are fine following along with English subtitles.
Don't see it if You dislike shows that jump across time periods or you are bothered by adult actors playing children.
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
See it if You are interested in Dominican history and literature and in the role of women in the nineteenth century and early 20th century.
Don't see it if You are not interested in Spanish language plays ( or plays with subtitles) or dramas that constantly move back and forth in time.
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.
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.
See it if you want an interesting historical story. was unsure what to expect but the staging, though minimal, worked with switch of time periods...
Don't see it if you need a big production or stars. if you're not a native Spanish speaker make sure your seat has a teleprompter. not all do.
Also Zulema Clares was amazing
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
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
See it if you enjoy bilingual plays and great acting from a tight ensemble of performers, you are interested in history and stories about artists/art.
Don't see it if You are put off by plays that require subtitles (it's spoken all in Spanish), you want edgy or experimental.
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.
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