Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Great writing

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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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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.


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80
Hip Latina

“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

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80
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

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

75
Ambitious, Intelligent, Confusing, Good acting, 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

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

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

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

See it if You liked the book

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

92
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Profound

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, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Masterful, 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

90
Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Great staging

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.

80
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Entertaining

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.

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

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

90
Exquisite, Intelligent, Relevant, Inspiring, Girl power

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

85
Absorbing, Delightful, Exquisite, Intelligent, Resonant

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.

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

89
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Refreshing

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.

89
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

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.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, 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

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

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.

79
Epic, Intelligent, Entertaining

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

87
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

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

80
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great staging

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

79
Relevant, Thought provoking, Great singing

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
Absorbing, Clever, Intense, Hilarious, Entertaining

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

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Resonant, Cliched

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.

Also The play itself isn't the best in terms of plot and structure, kind of... Read more Read less

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.

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

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



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