EN EL TIEMPO DE LAS MARIPOSAS / IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES
A play by Caridad Svich. Based on the novel by Julia Álvarez.
February 22, 2018 - March 10, 2018
7:30pm, Thu/Fri/Sat/Mon, Gordon Square Theatre. Previews February 22.
En el Tiempo de las Mariposas is a fictionalized account 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. En el Tiempo de las Mariposas paints a visual dreamscape of the activist sisters’ interior lives, the beauty and ferocity of the natural world and the music heard on the radio of the time. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles. Regional Premiere.
Based on IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES. Copyright © 1994 by Julia Alvarez. Published in English by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill and in Spanish by Plume/Penguin. By permission of Susan Bergholz Literary Services, New York, NY and Lamy, NM. All rights reserved.