Photo Flash: Guthrie Presents M. BUTTERFLY

From his prison cell, former French diplomat Rene Gallimard (Andrew Long) recalls the story of how he came to be loved by Song Liling (Randy Reyes), a performer in the Peking opera. Assigned to Beijing in the 1960s, Gallimard encounters Song in a performance of Madame Butterfly. Dazzled by her beauty, he believes he has found "the perfect woman," and uses his Western influence to ensnare this exotic butterfly. Their relationship develops into a passionate love affair that lasts more than two decades, yet when Song's identity is revealed - as a man and a spy for the Chinese government - Gallimard discovers far more than the submissive leading lady he wanted, and his personal and political realities dissolve before his eyes.

OPENING NIGHT:
Friday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.
CLOSING:

Sunday, June 6 at 7 p.m.
TICKETS:

Single tickets priced $24 - $60
Guthrie Box Office: 612.377.2224
Greater Minnesota: TOLL FREE 877.44.STAGE
Box Office hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (performance days) and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (non-performance days)
Tickets may be purchased online at www.guthrietheater.org.

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