“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'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 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 Great historical content too.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 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 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 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.
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.
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
See it if you are interested in the history of the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean or enjoy political and/or historical dramas and poetry.
Don't see it if you are not in to having fun!
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 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.
See it if you appreciate historical novels of real life people like Dominican poet and women's activist, Salome Urena. An intense and entralling play
Don't see it if historical novels interpreted for the stage do not interest you.
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.
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