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." Full Review
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." Full Review
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." Full Review
See it if You want something different and like history/political issues. If you enjoy stories about woman's empowerment.
Don't see it if You don't speak Spanish and/or like to read English subtitles. It's not a big theater production but but a great show.
See it if you enjoy Gabriel García Márquez and the intensity of his storytelling.
Don't see it if you are not into thought provoking plots and just want a "feel good"production.
See it if You like historical dramas in Spanish, creative staging, sad endings with relevance.
Don't see it if You don't speak Spanish or don't like looking at the translations at the same time as trying to watch the play.
See it if you enjoy seeing historical dramas about the human condition.
Don't see it if you are troubled by subtitles. The story is easy to follow, but it is far more lyrical in Spanish.
See it if you are interested in the history of the Dominican Republic or enjoy political and/or historical dramas.
Don't see it if you don't speak Spanish or don't want to read subtitles.
See it if in a theatrical manner, the history of three sisters, their struggle, their political and family values, is portrayed
Don't see it if is a Spanish play, not sure if reading the translation will be the same
See it if you are looking for a decent play performed in Spanish. This is one of the few worth seeing from the limited choices available in the NYC.
Don't see it if you are looking for a big budget production, fancy theater, expensive costumes, and extravagant set.
See it if you enjoy historic character-driven pieces. Cleverly staged and the women were very strong. Having one man play many characters weakened it.
Don't see it if you don't speak Spanish and don't want to deal with English sub-titles, though they weren't a problem for me.
See it if You will love the characters as the thought provoking storyline transports you to a simpler time that ends in tragedy. Your mind will race.
Don't see it if Dont see it alone so take a friend as it will be a start of an ongoing dispute and wonderful conversation.
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