M. Butterfly

By David Henry Hwang
Directed by Edward Stern

September 09 - October 09 , 1992

1992-1993 Mainstage Season

The Story

This exotic tale of a French diplomat’s obsession with a delicate and beguiling Peking Opera performer would be unbelievable were it not drawn from a real event. Was the diplomat incedibly naive or helplessly lost in his own romantic fantasy? The Western perception of Eastern culture provides the perfect opportunity for espionage in this bizarre retelling of Madame Butterfly.

Creative & Production Staff

Composer/Music by: Giacomo Puccini, Lucia Hwong
Scenic Designer: Marie Anne Chiment
Costume Designer: Marie Anne Chiment
Lighting Designer: Peter E. Sargent
Stage Manager: Glenn Dunn
Assistant Stage Manager: Scott De Broux


Greg Thornton (Rene Gallimard)
Jason Ma (Song Liling)
Joneal Joplin (M. Toulon/Man #1/Judge)
Anderson Matthews (Marc/Man #2/Consul Sharpless)
Dina Spybey (Renee/Woman/Girl in Magazine)
Lucy Liu (Comrade Chin/Suzuki/Shu-Fang)
Alexandra O'Karma (Helga)
Fan Yi-Song (Kurogo Dancer)
Doan Jaroenngarm (Kurogo Dancer)
Sawako Tamishige (Kurogo Dancer)

Additional Credits

Chinese Opera and Movement Consultant: Fan Yi-Song

Sponsorship & Support

Exclusive Corporate Sponsor: Monsanto