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M Butterfly

Directed by Samip Raval
​Written by David Henry Hwang

Produced by ArtsWest

Photos by John McLellan
​Performed at ArtsWest in Seattle, WA

January 2019

Based on a true historical event, M Butterfly analyzes the intersection between imperialism, racism, and sex. Gallimard, blinded by his inability to view Eastern men as masculine, betrays his country in an attempt at love. Drawing parallels from Puccini's Madama ButterflyM Butterfly brings to light the grotesque nature of Western perception of Asia.

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