Be a butterfly: The delicate grow strong in Stageworks’ In the Time of the Butterflies

Repeating Islands

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A review by Cathy Salustri of Creative Loafing Tampa.

There are a couple of things you should know about In The Time of the Butterflies right off the bat: One, as Americans, we are piss-poor at history, because Trujillo’s bloody rule over the Dominican Republic is not taught in high school history classes. Two, not every Caribbean island is a sun-seeker’s paradise. Three, although this production isn’t perfect, Stageworks impresses for even attempting it.

And they’ve done more than attempt it; this is the year of the woman to the nth degree over here on East Kennedy in Tampa. Man, if they wanted to drive home the idea that #MeToo and #TimesUp merely scratch the surface, they’ve done it, because you walk out of this show feeling like unless you die doing battle against Donald Trump, you’re not fulfilling your destiny. You can wear whatever black dress you…

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