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M. Butterfly

M. Butterfly

By: David Henry Hwang

Columbia College Chicago

Director: Nathan Clifford​

Technical Director: Daniel Knoedler

Lights: Here Perkowitz

Costumes: Matt Carl

Props: Devon Green

Photography: Here Perkowitz

M. Butterfly tells the story of a French diplomat posted in China, Rene Gallimard, who is brought to ruin and, eventually, convicted for espionage, after a twenty-year affair with a Beijing Opera diva who turns out to be a spy — and a man. The show is told by Gallimard as he sits in prison.

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