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A Play by Caridad Svich


Based on the novel by Julia Alvarez


Teatro Nagual is proud to present “IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES” at the Coloma Community Center from Apr 11 – May 4. There will be three tech previews on April 4, 5 & 6 for the low price of $10 per ticket for those days only.
The play is written by Caridad Svich, produced & directed by Richard Falcõn.


This play was originally commissioned by Repertorio Espanol/Spanish Repertory Theatre in New York City. Rebe Buch, Artistic Director. The author’s Spanish-language version of this test premiered at Repertorio Espanol in February 2011 under Jose Zayas’ direction.


“IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES” is produced by special arrangement with the Playwright and Eleaine Devlin Literary, Inc., 20 West 23rd Street, 3rd Floor,Ney York, NY 10010, and with permission from Susan Bergholz Literary Services, 17 West 10th Street, #5, New York, NY 10011 


Based on Julia Álvarez’s popular novel, “In The Time of the Butterflies,” is a fictionalized account of the story 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. 


Cast: Irene Velasquez, Lyra Dominguez, Gladys Imperio-Acosta, Jasmine Nunez-Gonzalez, Catalina Serrano, Ruben Oriol Rivera. Ron Reisner designed the set and John Dryden is the stage manager.  is the stage manager. Ryan King is assistant stage manager.


There will be tech performances on Apr 4, 5, 6 at 8 PM. Show opens April 18. Here is the complete schedule.

April 18 at 8 PM
April 19 at 8 PM
April 20 at 2 PM
April 25 at 8 PM
April 26 Special afternoon performance at 2 PM
April 27 at 2 PM
May 2 at 8 PM
May 3 at 8 PM
May 4 at 2 PM

Location is the Coloma Community Center,4623 T St., Sacramento, CA.




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