JAN 24 – FEB 17 2019
By David Henry Hwang Directed by Samip Raval
When we build fantasies to hide the truth, what happens when the walls come tumbling down? Clever parallels to the famous opera Madame Butterfly abound in this fearless play about a French diplomat who falls for a Chinese opera star – the ideal, exotic woman in his mind, but the truth is beyond his imagination. Hailed as a modern classic, M. Butterfly deftly skewers the perception of Eastern culture by the West and the persistent romanticism that clouds it.
Note: this production features nudity and graphic language.
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Additional performance! Now available: Sunday, February 17 at 7:30pm. Get tickets >
ArtsWest’s 2018-19 Season, BEYOND IDEAS, features four Seattle premieres, work by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights, and a world premiere musical:
- M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang (Jan 24 – Feb 17, 2019)
- John by Annie Baker (Mar 14 – April 7, 2019)
- Office Hour by Julia Cho (May 2 – May 26, 2019)
- The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion by Justin Heurtas (Jun 20 – Jul 28, 2019)
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From the Blog
February 7th, 2019
In John, a troubled young couple visit a Gettysburg bed-and-breakfast and try to repair their relationship – but there’s a lot more going on below the surface. We chat with director Erin Murray (pictured above) about the play. Let’s catch up a bit since you were last here directing Wonderful Life – what is your…