(SAN DIEGO) San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents the English language World Premiere of “In The Time of The Butterflies” by Caridad Svich as the fourth installment of the company’s 38th season. “In the Time of The Butterflies” is a production based on the Latin American novel “In The Time of The Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez. The production is directed by Todd Salovey, San Diego REP’s associate artistic director, and Herbert Siguenza, artist in residence.
Opening night is Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 in the Lyceum Space.
“In The Time of The Butterflies” is a true story of the four Mirabal sisters, known for their code name “butterflies,” who dared to challenge Generalissmo Rafael Trujillo who ruled the Dominican Republic in 1960. The sisters: Patricia, Dede, Minerva and Maria Teresa Maribal led a resistance to defeat one of the century’s most brutal dictators.
Svich, a graduate from University of California San Diego, is one of America’s premier playwrights and adaptors of the best of Latin American literature. “In The Time of The Butterflies” is a best-selling novel that has been selected as one the Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association. Svich has crafted a world premiere new play about the Maribal sisters willingness to fight for freedom.
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Theatre: The Lyceum Space San Diego REPertory Theatre 79 Horton Plaza San Diego, Calif. 92101-6144