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)

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

(32 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Thought-provoking

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

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Member Reviews (32)

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174 Reviews | 23 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if for a powerful play about 3 sisters who became martyrs for the freedom of their country

Don't see it if tragedies based on real history are too strong Read more

412 Reviews | 231 Followers
Great acting, Intense, Profound, Must see, Absorbing

See it if An illuminating play abt 3 DR dissident sisters murdered by ruthless Trujillo regime. Stellar acting, costumes & set designs.

Don't see it if You may think that DR history is not important to you, but this story is well done and worth knowing. Read more

127 Reviews | 27 Followers
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.

122 Reviews | 23 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you liked the book

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

437 Reviews | 181 Followers
Sometimes-skeletal plot but student-appropriate, Tenderly and simply acted, Thought-provoking, Informative and resonant, Engaging

See it if you’re familiar with Julia Alvarez’s novel (this is an adaptation), invested in Dominican Republic history, enjoy Spanish-language work.

Don't see it if you'll struggle with the Spanish-language performance (there are English subtitles, although they may be annoying to some viewers). Read more

60 Reviews | 8 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intense

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.

1227 Reviews | 345 Followers
Resonant, Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if If you like stories of empowering woman and The DR. Good acting ... direction is so so.

Don't see it if It is difficult to follow if you do not speak Spanish.

27 Reviews | 9 Followers
Instructive, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Learn more about Dominican Republic history. Appreciate the historical resonance. Listen to a play in Spanish with English subtitles.

Don't see it if N/A

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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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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