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  • The Tank 312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor New York United States (map)

$20 General Admission | $30 Premium Reserved Seating

Kairos Italy Theater and The Tank present
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.