Wednesday, April 25, 2012

See M. Butterfly for FREE

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Do you like the theater?
You like things that are FREE?
If you're in NYC you can have both!
Go see M. Butterfly this Friday or Saturday!

PLOT
The play was inspired by Giacomo Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly. The first act introduces the main character, Rene Gallimard, who is a civil servant attached to the French embassy in China. He falls in love with a beautiful Chinese opera diva, Song Liling, who is actually a man masquerading as a woman. In traditional Beijing opera, females were banned from the stage; all female roles (dan) were played by males.

WHERE:

Schapiro Theater 605 West 115th Street

ADMISSION FREE

Reservations: mbutterflycolumbia@gmail.com

Featuring: Judy W. Chen* Vichet Chum* Nicholas Ferrara Elizabeth Gray Brendon Schaefer Howard Thoresen* Vincent Torres James Wells

Stage Managed by Rebecca Marken
Choreography by Qian Yi & Priya Sircar with Antonio Vargas
Set Design by Jung Griffin Lighting
Design by Temishia Johnson
Costume Design by Dede Ayite
Sound Design by Stephen Byrne
Dramaturgy by Meropi Peponides
Fight Direction by Al Foote III
ASM Cameron Perry

*Appears Courtesy Actors Equity