Extended til May 30, 2011:
“Caridad Svich has achieved that my book springs to life on stage.”
Julia Alvarez, quoted in HOY Digital, 23 February 2011
“[Critics pick!] Svich’s play largely does justice to his story of injustice. An inventive production.” Backstage.com
“An artistic success. A major dramatic accomplishment that turns the theatrical version into a natural and inevitable complement to the novel.” Hispanic New York
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.
Additiional Spanish translation: Marco Antonio Rodriguez and Yolanny Rodriguez
With immersive video and animation (by Alex Koch) dispersed across the stage, the piece paints a visual dreamscape of the interior lives of the activist sisters, the beauty and ferocity of the natural world, and the music heard on the radio of thetime.
Based on Julia Álvarez’s popular novel, “In The Time of the Butterflies,” is a fictionalized account of the story of the courageous Mirabal sisters 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.
Tickets start at $25. Student & group discounts available.
138 East 27th Street (and Lexington), New York City
Performance schedule at
The Women of In THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES
Director and Design team talk