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M. Butterfly

M. Butterfly $13.99

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David Henry Hwang

Published by Dramatists Play Service

7 Male 3 Female

Echoing Puccini's Madame Butterfly, this highly theatrical drama presents French diplomat Rene who is easy prey for the exotic charm of Chinese opera singer Song Liling. Captivated by their affair which lasts many years, he passes diplomatic secrets which finally lead to his imprisonment

But not before he's confronted with the shattering revelation that Song Liling is a man

"This is an audaciously imaginative play, big in conception and theme" ~ Variety

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