Arts Picks: In the Time of the Butterflies
Playwright Caridad Svich’s adaptation of the popular novel by Julia Alvarez uses video and animation to create vivid visual dreamscapes that illuminate the inner lives of her characters. The play tells the story of the Mirabel sisters, activists in the 1940s and ’50s, who bitterly opposed the brutal Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic, which killed more than 50,000 of the country’s citizens.
Apr. 5–27, Mixed Blood Theatre, Mpls., 612-338-6131, mixedblood.com