In the Time of the Butterflies - Newton Theatre Company

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In the Time of the Butterflies - Newton Theatre Company

Based on the true story of the four Mirabel sisters during Gen. Trujillos regime in the Dominican Republic in the mid-20th century.

By Newton Theatre Company

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Thursday, April 13 · 8pm EDT


St John's Episcopal Church 96 Otis Street Newton, MA 02460

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About this event

In the Time of the Butterflies

by Caridad Svich

Based on the novel by Julia Alvarez

Directed by Carla Mirabal Rodríguez

Caridad Svich’s adaptation of Julia Álvarez’s 1994 novel In The Time of the Butterflies follows four sisters known as the "Mariposas" (Butterflies), Patria, Dedé, Minerva, and Maria Theresa as they live through the dictatorial regime of Gen. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo in the Dominican Republic in the mid-20th century. The sisters were real historical figures, and while this is a fictionalized account of their lives, in actuality they inspired resistance cells throughout the country.

As the play unfolds, audiences journey through time, and experience the interior lives of the activist sisters from the beginning of the dictatorship, to decades later as their story is being told by an older Dedé to an American Journalist.

In The Time of the Butterflies is a powerful, moving, poignant play about family, love, and sacrifice.

  • April 13th at 8pm
  • April 14th at 8pm
  • April 15th at 2pm
  • April 15th at 8pm

Join us at Saint John's Episcopal Church, 96 Otis Street, Newtonville MA

We are asking our audiences to mask while in the building for all performances.

No need to print out tickets, we will have a list of all purchased tickets for each performance.

About the organizer

Artistic Director – Melissa Bernstein 

Located in Newton, Massachusetts

Newton Theatre Company is a new Boston area theatre company whose mission is to stage excellent works of art in new ways by using talent from around the City of Newton. Our productions are original in that they are reconfigurations of classic works or new stagings of great pieces of literature.