A groundbreaking play. A visionary director. A story of love, espionage and betrayal.
One of Broadway's most acclaimed and beloved plays, M. Butterfly charts the scandalous romance between a married French diplomat and a mysterious Chinese opera singer – a remarkable love story of international espionage and betrayal. Their 20-year relationship pushed and blurred the boundaries between male and female, east and west – while redefining the nature of love and the devastating cost of deceit.
Both an intimate love story and an epic tale of political intrigue, this new sweeping staging will blend original music and song by Academy Award-winner Elliot Goldenthal with elaborate martial arts-inspired choreography by Ma Cong. And for this updated version, Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang will introduce new material inspired by the scandalous real-life love affair between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Chinese opera singer Shi Pei Pu that has come to light since the play’s 1988 premiere.
This exhilarating production stars Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Clive Owen and is directed by Julie Taymor, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning director of The Lion King. Between them, they take you on a journey that will leave you breathless.
Wednesday, December 13 @ $296.00 (1 available)
THE BEST WAY TO GET THERE!
Departing at 7:00 am on Saturdays and 6:30am on Saturdays in December and all Wednesdays. (See our Directions page for a map and detailed driving directions.) Diversions’ guides serve a selection of fruit juices, yogurt, muffins, bagels with assorted cheeses, chocolate apricots, coffee, tea and more. En route, you will hear background information on theater, art, cultural events and restaurants in Manhattan. Around 10:15am, our coach stops at Saks Fifth Avenue, next at 57th and Madison and then at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 5th Ave. and 80th St. You are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city until the 2:00pm matinee. At approximately 5pm, the coach picks you up at a designated theater. On the return to Baltimore, we serve an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a Zabar’s dinner accompanied by a compelling video. We estimate an 8:30pm arrival at home.