In The Time of the Butterflies Opening

February 2011

Previews begin February 10, 2011, Opening February 21, 2011:

Repertorio Espanol presents the Spanish language premiere of

En el tiempo de las Mariposas / In the Time of the butterflies

a new play by Caridad Svich
based on the novel by Julia Alvarez

Directed by Jose Zayas.

Video, Projection and Animation Design: Alex Koch
Music and Soundscape: Jane Shaw
Additiional Spanish translation: Marco Antonio Rodriguez and Yolanny Rodriguez

Cast includes Teresa Perez-Frangie, Zulema Clares, Flor de Liz Perez, Dalia Davi, Maria Helan, Rosie Berrido, Fermin Suarez

Presented in Spanish
(Live simultaneous English translation available)

TICKETS: Tickets start at $30. VIP Seats available.
Reserve tickets at
or call the box office.

Recommended for adult audiences

“In The Time of the Butterflies” is the story of the courageous Mirabal sisters (Patria, Minerva y María Teresa) from the Dominican Republic. The sisters inspired resistance cells throughout the country against the dictatorial regime of Gen. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. The ‘butterflies’, their secret code name, were brutally murdered by the regime in 1960.

Based on Julia Álvarez’s popular novel, the martyred butterflies come to vibrant life in a warm, brilliant, and dramatic production by the talented duo – playwright Caridad Svich and director José Zayas– that brought us the critically acclaimed production of Isabel Allende’s “The House of the Spirits” in 2009.

A fascinating and powerful picture of a family and a nation’s history. -The Dallas Morning News

A gorgeous and sensitive novel… A compelling story of courage, patriotism and familial devotion. -People

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