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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund
El Diario / La Prensa
The Booth Ferris Foundation
En el tiempo de las mariposas

A new play by Caridad Svich based on Julia Alvarez's novel

Directed by José Zayas
A new play by Caridad Svich
Based on Julia Álvarez's novel
Directed by José Zayas
Presented in Spanish
(Live simultaneous English translation available)
Length: 1 hour and 40 minutes
No intermission
Video and digital animation by Alex Koch
Soundscape and original music by Jane Shaw
Lighting & Costume Design by Robert Federico

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Recommended for adult audiences


“In The Time of the Butterflies” is the story of the courageous Mirabal sisters (Patria, Minerva and 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.



...THE ACTRESSES PLAYING THEM LOOK SMASHING (AND VERY MUCH LIKE THE REAL MIRABALS) ...‘EN EL TIEMPO DE LAS MARIPOSAS' IS A PRETTY PRODUCTION, THANKS TO ROBERT FEDERICO'S COSTUME, SET AND LIGHTING DESIGN AND ALEX KOCH'S VIDEO DESIGN. THE PROJECTIONS OF FLOWERING TREE BRANCHES SWAYING IN A GENTLE TROPICAL WIND BRING THE MIRABALS' CHILDHOOD GARDEN TO LOVELY LIFE...FOR SPANISH-SPEAKING NEW YORKERS, THIS COMPANY [REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL] REMAINS A TREASURED THEATRICAL RESOURCE. -NY TIMES

A THUNDERING PERFORMANCE BY DALIA DAVI AS MINERVA…SHE’S ALL STRENGTH, FURY, AND VULNERABILITY…ZULEMA CLARES, WHO PLAYS YOUNGER DEDÉ, IS ONE OF THE FINEST ACTORS WORKING IN NEW YORK CITY… ROSIE BERRIDO PLAYS PATRIA, THE ELDEST SISTER, WITH HEARTFELT SIMPLICITY. – NYTHEATRE.COM

JOSÉ ZAYAS' PRODUCTION IS INVENTIVE...THE USE OF VIDEO PROJECTIONS AND ANIMATION HELP CREATE A POETIC LANGUAGE OF STAGECRAFT...THE SEVEN-MEMBER CAST IS EFFECTIVE IN REMINDING US THAT, IN PAST ERAS TOO, DESPOTS ONLY SEEMED INVINCIBLE. - BACKSTAGE CRITICS' PICK

CARIDAD SVICH MADE MY STORY COME ALIVE ONSTAGE. - JULIA ÁLVAREZ



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Doña Flor y sus dos maridos
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