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The Gough Street Playhouse
1620 Gough St San Francisco, CA 94109
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"M. Butterfly"
73 ratings
4.2 average rating
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104 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 22 2011

This was a wonderful production. The staging was imaginative, the acting superb, and my attention was riveted every minute. One of the best small theater productions I've ever seen.

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35 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 18 2011

Excellent production, excellent cast. Must see!

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61 reviews
27 stars
attended Mar 24 2011

I've seen this on Broadway and prefer this intimate version. In addition, I was impressed with both the acting and staging. And, of course, the script is just wonderful. My only quibble is with the strained and unsuccessful attempt at...continued

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Custom Made presents a dynamic new staging of David Henery Hwang’s modern classic.

A French diplomat carried on a twenty-year affair with a Chinese actor and opera singer, not realizing that his partner was a man masquerading as a woman. From these basic facts comes a sensational drama that wonders how such a fantasy can take hold, and what illusions exist between men and women, as well as between East and West.

Interwoven with the Puccini opera, “M. Butterfly” is a timeless, and highly theatrical, story of love and betrayal.

Directed by Stuart Bousel *

*Starring: Xanadu Bruggers, Sean Fenton, Rik Lopes, Kai Morrison, Karen Offereins, Kira Shaw and Paul Stout

About the Ticket Supplier: Custom Made Theatre Co.

Winner of multiple SF Bay Critic Circle awards, and Theatre Bay Area Award nominations, including the Best Overall Play of 2012, The Custom Made Theatre Co. is a San Francisco-based not-for-profit theatre dedicated to ensemble-based, socially relevant productions. Custom Made Made Theatre Co., now in its 17th season, is the main producing entity of Custom Made Theatre, an intimate 99-seat house one block from Union Square, where the company presents a six play season, along with numerous free readings, workshops and classes.