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En El Nombre de Salome

Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Delightful, 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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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

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 Great historical content too.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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Great writing, 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

100
Delightful, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging

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!

78
Absorbing, Clever, Epic, Great acting, Confusing

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.

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

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You want to see a beautiful love story

Don't see it if If you want to see an old fashioned Broadway boy meets girl story.

78
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense

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.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant

See it if You are interested in feminism, the birth of any nation, the history of the Dominican Republic. It's poetic and political; a masterpiece!

Don't see it if You don't like reading captions & don't understand Spanish. A lot gets lost in the translation; reading screens makes you miss the delivery

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Riveting, Great singing

See it if If you like musicals that are unique

Don't see it if If u don't like musicals don't see it

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Profound

See it if You love historical dramas or works about strong Dominican Women. The costuming is beautiful.

Don't see it if You don't like period pieces.

80
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant

See it if you like historical fiction, stories about family, or plays with strong female characters.

Don't see it if you don't like subtitles.