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M. BUTTERFLY
by David Henry Hwang

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M.  BUTTERFLY
1998 Best Play Tony Award
By DAVID HENRY HWANG
Directed by KANAKAN-BALINTAGOS

Synopsis:

René Gallimard is a member of the French embassy in China. René is mild mannered and considers himself to be poor with women. He meets and falls in love with Chinese opera star Song Liling, a woman whom he considers to be the embodiment of the perfect woman, Madame Butterfly. But when West meets East… Everything is not what it seems….

Characters:

René Gallimard -  A former French diplomat who relates the story of his passionate, disastrous affair with Song Liling from his cell in a Paris prison, where he is serving a long sentence for treason.

Song Liling - A Chinese opera singer, Gallimard’s object of affection, who seduces him through his biases of the East then exploits their intimacy to collect classified information for agents of the Chinese Communist Party.

Marc - A friend from Gallimard’s youth. Marc is unapologetically lascivious and encourages Gallimard to take sexual advantage of the women around him without regard for their feelings or even their consent.

Helga - Gallimard’s wife, who is older than Gallimard. The pair married as a matter of convenience; Helga’s father had diplomatic connections that helped Gallimard ascend in his career.

Manuel Toulon - The French ambassador to China, and Gallimard’s superior at the embassy in Beijing. Toulon promotes Gallimard to vice-consul and charges him with collecting information to aid the American war in Vietnam.

Comrade Chin - A member of the Red Guards, a paramilitary arm of the Communist Party in China. Song communicates with Comrade Chin often, to pass on the classified information he gathers from Gallimard.

Renee - A young, sexually liberated Danish woman with whom Gallimard as an affair. Renee’s boldness presents a stark contrast to Song’s modesty, which Gallimard finds both exciting and obnoxious.

Cast List:

RS FRANCISCO - SONG LILING
OLIVIER BORTEN - RENE GALLIMARD
NORMAN MCLEOD - TOULON
LEE O’BRIAN - MARC
REBECCA CHUAUNSU - COMRADE CHIN
PINKY AMADOR - HELGA
MAYA ENCILA - RENEE / PIN UP GIRL
JOHN PAUL ORTENERO - KUROGO
PHEITH IENA BALLUG - KUROGO
KAY MEGAN KIERULF - KUROGO
AIRA JAY IGARTA - KUROGO
ULLYSES BASA - KURUGO
RICA NEPOMUCENO - KURUGO
M. BUTTERFLY is a play by David Henry Hwang loosely based on the relationship between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu, a Peking opera singer.

The play premiered at the National Theatre, Washington, D.C. on February 10, 1988.
It later opened on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on March 20, 1988, and closed after 777 performances on January 27, 1990.

In 1988, M. Buttefly won the following awards: TONY Award for Best Play; Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play, Outstanding Debut Performance (B.D. Wong) and John Gassner Award for David Henry Hwang; New York Drama Critics' Circle for Best Play by David Henry Hwang.
In 1989, the play was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The play was adapted into a 1993 film directed by David Cronenberg with Jeremy Irons and John Lone in the leading roles.

A Broadway revival opened last October 26, 2017, at the Cort Theatre starring Clive Owen and directed by Julie Taymor.
DAVID HENRY HWANG

David Henry Hwang is a playwright, screenwriter and librettist for musicals and operas. He is a Tony Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time Obie Award winner, and a two-time Nominated Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

His plays include M. BUTTERFLY, CHINGLISH, GOLDEN CHILD, YELLOW FACE, THE DANCE AND THE RAILROAD and FOB.

He wrote the script (or "book") for the Broadway musicals Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA (co-author), which ran almost five years on Broadway, the revised FLOWER DRUM SONG, and DISNEY's TARZAN, with songs by Phil Collins.

As America's most-produced living opera librettist, his works include four pieces with composer Philip Glass, as well as AINADAMAR (Osvaldo Golijov - winner of two 2007 Grammy Awards), THE SILVER RIVER (Bright Sheng) and ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Unsuk Chin). His first play, FOB, premiered in his lounge of his dormitory at Stanford University.

Hwang penned the feature films M. BUTTERFLY, GOLDEN GATE, and POSSESSION (co-writer), and co-wrote the song "Solo" with composer/performer Prince.

Hwang won the 2011 PEN/Laura Pels Award for a Master American Dramatist, the 2012 Inge Award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theatre, and the 2012 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award.

In 2013, the premiere of his newest work, KUNG FU, inspired by the life of Bruce Lee was produced by New York’s Signature Theatre.

He sits on the boards of the Dramatists Guild, Young Playwrights Inc., and the Museum Of Chinese in the Americas (MOCA). He has been named a Fellow of United States Artists and a Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow. He currently writes for and produces Showtime's The Affair, and is on the Playwriting Faculty of the Columbia University School of the Arts Theatre Program.

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“A provocative and probing play—refreshing and startling.”
- Village Voice
"A brilliant play of ideas … a visionary work that bridges the history and culture of two worlds."
- Frank Rich, New York Times
"Audaciously imaginative … big in conception and theme, David Henry Hwang joins the first string of American playwrights."
- Variety
"Just when you've seen every possible coupling, M. Butterfly presents one of the most provocative and touching of all."
- USA Today
"Hwang has something to say and an original, audacious way of saying it. A rarity on Broadway."
- Edwin Wilson, Wall Street Journal