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Now on stage: "M. Butterfly" will "seduce, fascinate, perplex, mislead, astonish."
M. Butterfly is Baltimore's "Pick of the Week" East meets west. Fact meets fiction. Illusion meets reality. When a powerful French diplomat becomes enchanted with a divine Peking opera star, little can quell the thirst of their intoxicating desire—but this diva is hiding more than her true identity. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this season, David Henry Hwang’s torrid and timeless Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly brings hide-and-seek to the stage in a gripping fable that proves the allure of fantasy and the power of obsession are a recipe for betrayal.
Watch, Read, Discuss: Play Guide Delve further into the themes, conflicts and concepts explored in M. Butterfly with our Play Guide, created for Everyman Theatre's high school matinee program. From news and analysis to glossaries and comprehension checks, our free Play Guide provides a wealth of supplementary material and conversation fodder designed to enhance the post-show experience.
Pour over the Program Know before you go! Read about China's Cultural Revolution of the 20th Century, our trip to France to meet the real Rene Gallimard, and, of course, acquaint yourself with the cast and crew of M. Butterfly. Special thanks to the generous sponsors and advertisers who make our printed program possible—be sure to mention Everyman when supporting their businesses. READ MORE
Everyman Theatre is funded by operating grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore County Commission on the Arts and Sciences.