This past Sunday I was invited to attend a showing of In The Time of The Butterflies, the latest production to hit the stage at the San Diego REP. After reading a bit about the play I decided to ask my mother-in-law to join me as I though she’d enjoy it more than my husband.
And I was right. The show was gripping, powerful, and left us almost speechless after watching. We needed time to process the play. And I made a mental note to pick up the book to read.
The play centers around 20+ years of the lives of the Maribel sisters and their experiences under Trujillo’s rule in the Dominican Republic. From young children to adults with children of their own, we are taken into their world and their experiences.