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April 9, 2003

M. Butterfly lands on CSUS stage

On the right is Jonathan Wright.  On the left is Dennis Intrigue, 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 audiences only.

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) 278-4323.

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.


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