By: Throy Catan
THE King of Talk, Boy Abunda, tells the public to watch RS Francisco‘s upcoming play, M. Butterfly. The said play will open on September 13, and will run until September 30 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater in Bonifacio Global City.
In the video, Boy Abunda tells the history of the play. M. Butterfly is a play by David Henry Hwang which loosely based on the real event about the relationship between the French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu, a Peking opera singer. The play premiered on Broadway in 1988 and won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Play.
Boy also mentioned the legacy of the first Philippine production of M. Butterfly in May 1999, which RS Francisco played as Song Liling, and veteran actor, writer and critic Behn Cervantes played the role of French diplomat, René Gallimard.
The new production of M. Butterfly will be directed by Kanakan Balintagos (director of Pisay, Busog and Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros). Produced by Tony Award Winner, Jhett Tolentino and Frontrow Entertainment. The play runs from September 13-30 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater in Bonifacio Global City. Buy your tickets online.
For more information, visit the M. Butterfly’s official Facebook page.