It’s difficult to determine what 20% Theatre Company’s production of Caridad Svich’s SPARK is really about. Sure it touches on a lot of issues: class, veteran mental health, family dysfunction, sisterhood, love, and gender roles. However neither the direction, design or script provide the audience with a path to follow, leaving us to meander around multiple dead ends.
Memories are beautiful moments that awake our purpose for living. It is not easy to memorialize the story of the Mirabal sisters and the volatile history of the Dominican people during the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. However, Caridad Svich writes a symphonic liberation of Julia Álvarez’s renowned novel IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES.