Two sisters. A dangerous game. Unforgivable consequences.
Winner of the 2016 Mario Fratti Award
Supported by the Italian Cultural Institute of NY
By Emanuele Aldrovandi
Translated by Carlotta Brentan
Directed by Jay Stern
Kairos Italy Theater and The Tank present the U.S. premiere of acclaimed Italian playwright Emanuele Aldrovandi's tragi-comedy, the story of two sisters whose favorite pastime is a dangerous game: whichever holds a butterfly hairpin can ask the other one to do anything she wants. “Butterflies” is a fantastical tale of personal growth among sisterly love and sisterly rivalry in which self-discovery is not always accompanied by greater understanding of the other person.
Starring Danielle Sacks and Annie Watkins
Lighting Design: Kyle Soble
Set Design: Sarah Edkins
The opening night performance on May 29th will include a talkback with playwright Emanuele Aldrovandi, Laura Caparrotti, and Director of the Italian Cultural Institute Giorgio van Straten, as well as director Jay Stern, translator Carlotta Brentan, and the cast of Butterflies.