Prime Stage Theatre hosts special guest for ‘Butterflies’ opener
Prime Stage Theatre welcomed a special guest for the March 9 opening night of “In the Time of the Butterflies” at the New Hazlett Theater Center for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh’s North Side.
Joining the near-capacity audience was author Minou Tavárez Mirabal, daughter of one of the play’s subjects.
Adapted by playwright Caridad Svich from the historical novel by Julia Alvarez, “Butterflies” tells the true story of the Mirabal sisters, teenagers who challenged the murderous regime of Dominican Republic President Rafael Trujillo in the 1950s.
Mirabal met with cast members and presented personal insights to the audience during a post-show discussion.
With a cast of Pittsburgh Latinx actors, the show continues at 8 p.m. March 15-16 and 2:30 p.m. March 17. Tickets are $12-$20.
Now in its 23rd season, Prime Stage presents professionally produced plays based on classic and contemporary literary works.
Details: 724-773-0700 or primestage.com
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .