Butterfly lands on CSUS stage
political strife, espionage and delusion are just a few of the thought-provoking
themes present in the dramatic play M. Butterfly, coming to the
California State University, Sacramento stage May 1-11 in the Shasta
Hall Playwrights’ Theatre.
The production, directed by CSUS graduate student Barbara Norris,
tells the convoluted story of a French embassy official who falls
in love with a Chinese opera star, sparking an illicit affair that
culminates in scandal for both participants. The multiple themes
in the play written by David Henry Hwang will offer audiences a
roller coaster ride of compassion, indulgence, social propriety
and cultural stereotype. The production is recommended for adult
Performances will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 1-Saturday, May
3 and Thursday, May 8-Saturday, May 10 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday,
May 4 and 11. Audience members will not be permitted to enter the
theater once the performance has begun.
Tickets for M. Butterfly are $13 for general admission, $8 for students
and seniors, and are available at the CSUS Ticket Office at (916)
For more information call the CSUS theatre department at (916) 278-6368.
Media assistance is available by calling the CSUS Public Affairs
office at (916) 278-6156.