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In the Time of the Butterflies (En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas)
Gramercy
84

In the Time of the Butterflies (En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas) NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(17 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
6%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Entertaining

About the Show

Repetorio Espanol presents the story of the Mirabal sisters standing up to one of history’s most notorious dictators; performed in Spanish with English subtitles.

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Member Reviews (17)

86
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you liked the book

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

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

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.

Critic Reviews (4)

February 21st, 2011

"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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February 21st, 2011

"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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March 5th, 2011

"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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November 25th, 2013

"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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