In the Time of the Butterflies
CATEGORY: MAIN EVENT
In the Time of the
A play by Caridad Svich Based on the novel by Julia Alvarez
Directed by Ricardo Vila-Roger
Presented with the NEA Big Read, which is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
March 8, 2019 – March 17, 2019
- Audio Described Performance - Friday, March 15th (8 PM)
- Interpreted Performance - Saturday, March 16th (8 PM)
"Julia Alvarez' novel is as lovely as a butterfly at rest, and as moving as one in flight.” ~ Burlington Free Press.
Experience the spirit, passions and courageous acts of the Mirabal sisters - "The Butterflies" - as they inspired a fight for freedom in the Dominican Republic. Their legacy led to the UN creating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
You will experience the spirit, passions and courageous acts of the Mirabal sisters - "The Butterflies" - as they inspired a fight for freedom in the Dominican Republic. Their legacy led to the UN creating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women held each year.
The inspiration of playwright, Caridad Svich
Given that the story is based on fact, there is, for me, a profound debt to the lives of these real women and their legacy. My task was to re-re-invent the beautiful, willful and sad story of these vibrant and complicated women in a heightened theatrical frame as the surviving sister carries the memories inside her and the family history for generations.
The result is a memory piece inside a memory piece, a story inside many layers of stories, a play directed by the motion of butterflies that flutter and land, and rise and fall, leaving their incandescent beauty behind.
I offer In the Time of the Butterflies to the Mirabal Sisters and the people of the Dominican Republic, to Julia Alvarez and the inspiration her delicate, passionate prose has given me to create my own work, and to the audience, the public that makes theatre community, and reminds practitioners that what we do in this politics of art is always call for action: a call to move society forward.
This play is for the Mirabal sisters and their families.
Prime Stage is honored to have Ms. Minou Alvarez Mirabal join us for the opening weekend.
Season of Courage
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”
- Mark Twain
Box Office: 412.608.2262
Main Stage performances are at the New Hazlett Theater Center for Performing Arts
Performances are typically 2 hours long plus one intermission.
Showtimes: Friday &; Saturday @ 8:00 PM
Sunday @ 2:30 PM
On-street parking is available at no cost after 6:00 pm, Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. Paid parking is available in the Allegheny Health Network garage for evening events and weekend matinees. Parking in the garage is $7 (cash only)
To find the garage:
- Drive past the theater and follow Allegheny Square East as if you were going back out onto East Commons. The Allegheny Health Network garage will be on your left.
- Pull in and a uniformed parking attendant will collect your fee.
- Parking in the garage is $7 (cash only)
NOTE: The lot will close one hour after the show.
For various events, security is on site to direct you to available parking options. Parking for sporting events impact space available near the Theater. Please check your local listings to see if the Theater’s event conflicts with our local sports teams.
TICKET PRICES (Online/Door)
Preview: All Seats $10/$15
Senior (63+): $20/$25
Military/1st Resp: $12/$20
Young Professional (under 30): $20/$25
Student (under 18): $12/$17
College Student Rush: $10 - one hour before show with ID
^Senior - 63 plus
*Students under 18