By David Henry Hwang
Directed by Murray McGibbon
View the M. Butterfly Audience Guide
October 24, 25, 28 - 31, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Inspired by Puccini's Madama Butterfly, M. Butterfly weaves a dark tale of intrigue and deception as French civil servant Rene Gallimard falls for the beautiful Peking Opera diva Song Liling.
"If a butterfly is caught by a man, he'll pierce its heart with a needle and then leave it to perish." - Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly
World-renowned playwright David Henry Hwang discusses his life and work with Department Chair Jonathan Michaelsen. Then Mr. Hwang will take questions from the audience.
This event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending the lecture are encouraged to arrive early to guarantee a good seat.
Nathaniel Braga (Song Liling)^
Chris J. Handley (Rene Gallimard)~
Andrew Nine (Marc / Man #2 / Consul Sharpless)
Kelsey Shaw (Renee / Woman at Party / Girl in Magazine)
Satsu Holmes (Comrade Chin / Suzuki / Shu-Fang)
Heather Michele Lawler (Helga Gallimard)
Matthew Murry (M. Toulon / Man #1 / Judge)
Julia Dorf (Kurogo Dancer)
Ke Meng (Kurogo Dancer)
Peihao Wang (Kurogo Dancer)
Ansa Woo (Kurogo Dancer)
^ Nathaniel Braga appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association.
~ Chris J. Handley appears by special permission of Actors' Equity Association.
Murray McGibbon (Director)
Allen Hahn (Lighting Designer)
Katie Cowan Sickmeier (Costume Designer)*
Bridgette Dreher (Scenic Designer)
Bradley Shaw (Technical Director / Technology)
Kate Hershberger (Sound Designer)
Katie Horwitz (Assistant Director)
Lucia Xiaoran Zhu (Assistant Director)
Kristen Martino (Props Master)
Kevin Nelson (Scenic Charge Artist)
Aaron Wardwell (Assistant Costume Designer)
Bridget Williams (Assistant Lighting Designer)
Matt Wofford (Assistant Lighting Designer)
Megan Gray (Stage Manager)
Skylar Powell (Assistant Stage Manager)
Verena Lucke (Assistant Stage Manager)
Nancy Lipschultz (Voice and Speech)
Yehuda Hyman (Movement and Dance Choreography)
Eryn Blair (Dance Captain)
Adam McLean (Fight Choreographer)
* Peking Opera costumes designed by Lydia Tanji for Court Theatre, Chicago.