En el tiempo de las mariposas (In the Time of the Butterflies)

Announcing an EXTRAORDINARY Event!

Please share this special invitation with anyone in Western New York who is a
Spanish language, theater, Hispanic cultures and/or Latin American enthusiast.

On October 30th (7:30 pm) and October 31st (10 am), 2013,
Acclaimed, off-Broadway’s Spanish theater company
               R E P E R T O R I O    E S P A Ñ O L
Will be performing at SUNY  Geneseo’s Wadsworth Auditorium.

En el tiempo de las mariposas
(In the Time of the Butterflies)
(Performance is in Spanish with English subtitles projected off-stage.)
Tickets ($5, $8 and $10) for both performances still available!                      

In the Time of the Butterflies is the story of the courageous Mirabal sisters,  Patria, Minerva, and María Teresa (known as “the butterflies”) who in the late 50s inspired a revolutionary movement in the Dominican Republic against the dictatorial regime of Gen. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo.   Based on Julia Álvarez’s popular novel, adapted to the stage by playwright Caridad Svich, and directed by José Zayas, the highly acclaimed and awarded cast of Repertorio Español delivers to Western New York an “artistic success, a major dramatic accomplishment” (hispanicnewyorkproject.com <http://hispanicnewyorkproject.com> ).

Tickets for the October 30th performance ($10 general public; $8 students
and senior citizens; and $5 SUNY Geneseo students) can be purchased
starting Sept. 24th:

  • Online at:  http://tinyurl.com/TicketsRepertorioAtGeneseo2013
  • At SUNY Geneseo’s Center for Languages and Cultures (Fraser Hall 202)
  • At the window of Wadsworth Auditorium one hour before performance
  • Tickets  for the October 31st performance are still available.

For the Oct. 31st performance, please email mcewen@geneseo.edu for purchasing info.
For additional information:   http://tinyurl.com/RepertorioAtGeneseo2013
or email Rose McEwen

After I Pick the Fruit: Pulling Back the Curtain on Migrant Women’s Lives

After I Pick the Fruit:
Pulling Back the Curtain on Migrant Women’s Lives

A film and discussion presented by The Rochester Committee on Latin America
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Downtown Presbyterian Church
121 N. Fitzhugh St.
6:00 PM (1 hour earlier than usual, as the schedule is full and the Presidential Debate begins at 9:00 PM)

For 10 years, independent filmmaker Nancy Ghertner followed the lives of five migrant women who labored in Wayne County fields and orchards and their struggle “to fulfill their roles as workers, wives and mothers behind a curtain of community isolation that rendered them nearly invisible to all around them.” After I Pick the Fruit, a 93-minute documentary, is the stunning result of her labor over ten years as she followed the women in New York, Florida and Mexico. Four of the women are from Mexico, and one is from Haiti. Nancy will be with us to lead the discussion.

At 6:00 we will have the privilege of hearing from Pastor Ruth Orantes, who is on a Sabbatical from the Shekina Baptist Church (Iglesia Bautista de Shekina) in Santa Ana, El Salvador.  She will update ROCLA about her work among the poor, nurturing children, and empowering women in Santa Ana since the time she was here to introduce the film “Return to El Salvador.”

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