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In the Time of the Butterflies

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Based on the novel by Julia Alvarez
Directed by Carla Mirabal Rodríguez

Caridad Svich’s adaptation of Julia Álvarez’s 1994 novel In The Time of the Butterflies follows four sisters known as the “Mariposas” (Butterflies), Patria, Dedé, Minerva, and Maria Theresa as they live through the dictatorial regime of Gen. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo in the Dominican Republic in the mid-20th century. The sisters were real historical figures, and while this is a fictionalized account of their lives, in actuality they inspired resistance cells throughout the country.

As the play unfolds, audiences journey through time, and experience the interior lives of the activist sisters from the beginning of the dictatorship, to decades later as their story is being told by an older Dedé to an American Journalist.

In The Time of the Butterflies is a powerful, moving, poignant play about family, love, and sacrifice.


April 13
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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