Julia Álvarez's In the Time of the Butterflies is an incredibly important work, detailing the Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic. When I heard that Teatro Vista would be presenting a staged (and fictionalized) version of the incredible story, I knew I'd be in for a treat. The company has impressed me time and time again with their subtle and beautiful work, usually led by strong casting and wonderful designs.
The set is pretty to look at, and the projections, while a tad obvious, lend a nice touch to the play. It's a shame that confused direction and an uninspired adaptation could dampen the talents of such wonderful actors and an incredibly powerful tale.
In the Time of the Butterflies runs through May 22 at Victory Gardens. More information here.