M. Butterfly

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M. Butterfly
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Pasadena Playhouse.

In this tender play by David Henry Hwang, inspired by Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly and inspired by true events, a French diplomat falls in love with the star of the Peking Opera and has an affair for decades. Then he discovers that she is a man. The show explaores the role illusion plays in perceptions and the whether people are ever able to truly know another person. The play won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Play and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. 


Event phone: 626-356-7529
Event website: http://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/
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