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GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20010
“If I am killed, I will raise my arms from my grave and become stronger.’’ -Minerva Mirabal
Don't miss the DC premiere of En el tiempo de las Mariposas/In the Time of the Butterflies, a play by Caridad Svich based on the internationally acclaimed novel by award-winning author Julia Álvarez from April 12 through May 13, 2018.
En el tiempo de las Mariposas is the fictionalized story of the courageous Mirabal sisters who challenged the oppressive dictatorship of General Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic. Using the code name “butterflies”, the sisters inspired resistance cells throughout the country until their brutal murder by the regime on November 25, 1960. Told through the memories of the surviving sister Dedé, this riveting tale of injustice touches on the loving and conflicting relationship among sisters; the relationship between men and women; and the relationship between Trujillo and his people.
In the years following their assassination, the Mirabal sisters became icons in their country and garnered international attention for their activism and deeds. In 1999, the United Nations established November 25 each year as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in honor of the three sisters.
Directed by José Zayas, who staged Crónica de una muerta anunciada/Chronicle of a Death Foretold, En el tiempo de las Mariposas is performed in Spanish with English surtitles. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. The Noche de GALA and Press Night is Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8 pm, under the gracious patronage of His Excellency José Tomás Pérez, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the United States.
TICKETS: $45 regular; $30 Seniors, Students, Military, and 30 and Under; $25 groups (10+). Tickets for Noche de GALA are $55 individual, $95 couple (includes post-performance reception with director and artists).
This production is made possible in part with generous support from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.