Teatro Paraguas presents In The Time of The Butterflies
WHAT: In The Time of The Butterflies, a new play by Caridad Svich
WHEN: March 8 - 24, 2013 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm
WHERE: Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe
TICKETS: $15 general admission, $12 seniors and students Sundays pay what you wish
Teatro Paraguas will present In The Time of The Butterflies, a new play by Caridad Svich based on the novel of the same name by Julia Alvarez, for nine performances beginning March 8, 2013 (International Women’s Day).
The play focuses on the memory of the Mirabal sisters, who led part of the resistance against the dictator Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. The sisters were assassinated in 1960.
TP’s production is directed by Nicole Phelps and is a workshop production of the play in its English version (also by Caridad Svich). The play was originally commissioned by the Repertorio Español in New York City to be performed in Spanish. The world premiere of the play in English will be at the Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis in April 2013.
Ms. Svich has constructed the play as a memory play, in which the second sister, Dede (who was not assassinated), recounts the memory of her sisters to an American writer of Dominican descent from New York. Karmela Gonzales portrays Dede, and Bernadette Peña plays The American Woman. Roxanne Tapia, Cristina Vigil, Juliet Salazar and Paola Martini play the four sisters. Rick Vargas plays multiple roles: Trujillo, a revolutionary, a chauffeur, and a disc jockey.
A benefit performance for Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families will take place on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 pm., with net proceeds benefitting northern New Mexico’s largest emergency residential shelter for victims of domestic violence. Esperanza offers many services, including a 24-hour crisis hotline. More info at
Teatro Paraguas Studio is located at 3205 Calle Marie. Directions and other information is available at .