Closed 1h 30m
Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes)
Midtown W
85

Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(15 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
7%
Negative
0%
Members say
Relevant, Great singing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Resonant

About the Show

Inspired by interviews with undocumented Latin America immigrants, the piece will take the form of a fandango, a community celebration where stories are brought to life through music, dance, and performance.

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75
Thoughfully presented, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you'd like to see a lovely, compelling show culled from the real life experiences of immigrants

Don't see it if you're not interested in our past & current situation of separating family & friends from each other Read more

91
Beautiful, Moving, Resonant, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You have any opportunity to do so. This is a celebration of humanity - life-affirming + heart-wrenching. A beautiful production & evening.

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Critic Reviews (4)

February 11th, 2020

4/5 Stars "It's refreshing that 'Fandango' is not solely a sob story...The characters have dreams and desires that go beyond the difficulties they face...The dialogue sometimes slips into exposition or didacticism...'Fandango' teaches its lessons best when it targets our hearts, not our heads."
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February 12th, 2020

"'Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes)' never quite coalesces as drama, but it takes unerring aim at one's heart. It also stands as a devastating refutation of the current administration's disingenuous presentation of immigrants as criminals and miscreants."
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February 11th, 2020

"ICE raids, harrowing border crossing journeys and transferring money home are depicted in the rousing and moving play. It's derived from undocumented Latin American immigrants' stories of why they left their countries and of their lives in the United States."
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February 11th, 2020

"They talk of their hardships, and express their fears. But what's freshest is their joy. With a superb cast of performers and musicians, the show is only really thrilling when the seven characters recreate the tradition of son jarocho… and sing the beautiful original songs."
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