About the PLAY
M. Butterfly tells the story of a French diplomat posted in China, Rene Gallimard, who is brought to ruin and, eventually, convicted for espionage, after a twenty-year affair with a Beijing Opera diva; who is in reality a spy; who passes information to the Chinese government, using Gallimard’s own fantasies of submissive oriental femininity to deceive and manipulate him.
Loosely based on the real-life relationship between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and male Peking opera singer Shi Pei Pu, David Henry Hwang’s award-winning drama also draws inspiration from Puccini’s opera, Madama Butterfly.
Show dates: FEBRUARY 23, 24, 25 & MARCH 1, 2, 3 / 2024
Rehearsals starts in DECEMBER 2023
Directed by: Fer Beseler
SCENES FOR THE AUDITIONS HERE
(Not obligatory to be memorized)
M.Butterfly: Best Play (Tony Awards 1988), Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Award 1988) & Pulitzer Prize for Drama Finalist (1989)
-It was presented in the T.G.A. in 1988!-