In the Time of the Butterflies (En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas)
Ends May 2023 1h 40m
In the Time of the Butterflies (En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas)
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In the Time of the Butterflies (En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas) NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(22 Reviews)
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95%
Mixed
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Negative
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Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Intense

The story of the Mirabal sisters standing up to one of history’s most notorious dictators.

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Confusing, Must see, Original, Great acting, Absorbing

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Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
February 21st, 2011
For a previous production

"The production can be overly sentimental and feels dutiful toward the end, but the performances and José Zayas’s direction is quite good, and the story is well worth knowing."
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Backstage
February 21st, 2011
For a previous production

"It largely does justice to this story of injustice...The oversized, ornate costumes undermine what should be the audience's feeling of dread. But this is a rare misstep in director José Zayas' inventive production, in which the use of video projections and animation help create a poetic language of stagecraft. The seven-member cast is effective in reminding us that, in past eras too, despots only seemed invincible."
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Indie Theater Now
March 5th, 2011
For a previous production

"The play is sure-handedly directed by Jose Zayas, who keeps the set simple but uses projections to great effect. He does a fabulous job at staging the piece and keeps the story flowing, finding humor where necessary without compromising the emotional heft of the story...'En el Tiempo de las Mariposas' is absorbing and gorgeous theatre."
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Hispanic New York
November 25th, 2013
For a previous production

"Svich undertook the challenge of translating Alvarez’s three-hundred page, polyphonic work into a 100-minute play with respectful independence from the original; the result is an artistic success, a major dramatic accomplishment that turns the theatrical version into the natural complement to the novel. Svich also repeats the successful partnership by teaming up with director José Zayas."
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