Friday, February 18, 2011

THEATER/ February 18 - 25

February 18 (8pm and other schedules) En el tiempo de las mariposas (“In The Time of the Butterflies”), the story of the Mirabal sisters (Patria, Minerva y María Teresa), murdered by the Trujillo regime in 1960. A new play by Caridad Svitch, based on the novel by Julia Alvarez. Presented in Spanish with English translation. At Repertorio Español, 138 East 27 Street. For reservations, schedules  or more information click here or call (212) 889-2850.

February 20 (3pm-4:30pm) The Mad Journey of Wilhelmina Davis. Reading of the play by Oscar A. Colón. A Cuban-American writer, Raúl Cisneros, interviews Wilhelmina Davis, the elder sister of the late-iconic playwright Leighton (Lee) Davis, and gets much more that he bargained for. This reading is free, but reservations are appreciated. At IATI, 64 East 4th Street. For reservations, click here. For more information, click here or call (212) 505-6757.

February 22 (7 pm) De Novo.  A play about a Guatemalan boy who escapes to the U.S. in search of his mom and fleeing death threats from a gang. Based on a true story. Free. At  Columbia University's Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway (at 115th St) RSVP to

February 23-27 (8pm Wed-Fri, 3pm and 7pm Sun) Heavy Like the Weight of the FlameA one-man show written and performed by R. Ernie Silva. Winner of NYC’s One Festival and the Hola Award for Best Solo Performance and nominated by LA Weekly for Best Solo Performance. At Teatro La Tea, 107 Suffolk Street, Suite 200. For reservations click here. For more information click here or call (212) 529-1948.

February 23 - March 3: La Strada (See schedules below). Written by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinnelli and Ennio Flaiano; Spanish adaptation by Gerald Vazquez. Directed by René Buch, co-directed by Jorge Merced. Starring Luis Carlos De la Lombana, Israel Ruiz, Irene Aguilar, Winston Estevez, Nanda Abella, and Adela Maria Bolet. In Spanish with English Supertitles. Tickets: $25, seniors and students $20. At IATI Theater, 64 East 4th Street. For schedules and more information, click here.

Ongoing: La Barbería (8 pm). Musical comedy about a Dominican barbershop starring Manny Pérez and Ruperto Vanderpool. Tickets: $45-$70. At New World Stages, stage 5, 340 W. 50 Street. For more information, click here.

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