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. More…
'In the Time of Butterflies' is the story of the courageous Mirabal sisters (Patria, Minerva and María Teresa) from the Dominican Republic. The sisters inspired resistance cells throughout the country against the dictatorial regime of General Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. The ‘butterflies,' (their secret code name), were brutally murdered by the regime in 1960. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles.
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 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 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 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 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 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.