“M. Butterfly” at The Ledge Theater

“M. Butterfly”
by Henry David Hwang

Based on a true international news story that broke out in 1986, M Butterfly concerns Rene Gallimard, a diplomat to China who was accused of espionage by the French Government. The lead witness against him is his Chinese Opera singer wife of 20 years who he later finds out is a man.

M. Butterfly won the 1988 Tony Award for best play and was subsequently made into a major motion picture. The drama explores how cultural and sexual stereotypes are mercilessly exploited and the West's delusional and imperialistic attitudes towards the East.

General admission tickets are $15, $10 for senior citizens and may be purchased at the door.

Contains brief male and female nudity.

Performed by The Ledge Theater
At Villagers Theatre's Black Box
Performances ran
Friday, August 20, 2004 thru Sunday, August 22, 2004
Comrade Chin / Suzuki.... Anamaria Llanos-Carrizo
Helga.... Jean Brookner Has Bio
Marc.... Jonathan Wierzbicki Has Bio
Rene Gallimard.... James Morgan Has Bio
Renne / Girl In Magazine.... Diane Rodriguez
Song Lilling.... Voltaire Balderrama Has Bio Has photo
Toulon / Judge.... Richard Colonna Has Bio
Kurogo.... Chris Frascella Has Bio
Kurogo.... Heather Rich
Directed by Phillip Sprayberry Has Bio
Produced by Voltaire Balderrama Has Bio Has photo
Costume Design by John Nakovish
Lighting Design by Anamaria Llanos-Carrizo
Set Designed by Phillip Sprayberry Has Bio