By Caridad Svich
Based on the novel by Julia Alvarez
Directed by Ana María Campoy
For 30 years, President Trujillo’s iron fist of authoritarianism tightened around the throat of the Dominican Republic. But the people would not be crushed, they would not be silenced. As the revolution grew, so too did our butterflies—the Mirabal sisters. Four girls we see grow into women. Four women with deep love for their family and their country. Four revolutionaries, with only one left alive to bear witness, to speak out loud of the joy and laughter, terror and violence that shaped a nation and its people.
This elegantly written work of historical fiction is a story of resistance. Based on the life of four sisters at the crossroads of childhood and adulthood, of ignorance and truth, of complacency and action, it is a powerful look at coming into one’s own with the realization that you are part of something larger, something important.
Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level
(Previews 9/22-23, opens 9/24)
Tickets ($41.50 weekday matinee, up to $68.50 other times) here.