Already closed | 1h 40m | Gramercy

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

From 17 member  reviews
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. 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.

1h 40m | Already closed | Repertorio Espanol (Gramercy)

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...
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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 Mari...
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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 th...
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