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‘Mariposa Butterfly’ comes to Pop Allum Park

by Susan Holland | June 14, 2022 at 7:21 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Trike Theatre will perform "Mariposa Butterfly" at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16, at Pop Allum Park.

The free 50-minute theatrical performance is about two neighbors who live side-by-side in Texas. A low fence separates their gardens but much more divides them from one another. One neighbor grows flowers; the other raises vegetables. One was born in the United States; the other in Mexico. One speaks English; the other Spanish.

Their differences have kept them so far apart that if one predicts a sunny day, the other is certain of rain. Even the arrival of a caterpillar causes disagreement -- until the resulting mariposa butterfly and its eventual departure unites them in wonder, in sadness, and in a new understanding of the beautiful world they share.

The bilingual play for children, co-written by Jose Casas and Sandra Fenichel Asher, is produced by Trike Theatre and is on tour throughout Arkansas, thanks to a grant by the Walmart Foundation.

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