BWW Interview: Celeste Den Conducts Dangerous Liaisons in M. BUTTERFLY / by David Hwang


Celeste Den, who plays Comrade Chin in David Henry Hwang's M. Butterflyrevival, was searching for a UPS truck after a recent matinee, a box tucked under her arm. "I was told a truck would be here but I guess that was bad information," she said with a laugh.

Den knows about passing on information.

Chin is the Communist Party liaison who meets with the famed actor Song Liling, played by Jin Ha. He is the Butterfly of the play. Song is having a torrid affair with a Parisian diplomat, Rene Gallimard, played by Clive Owen. Chin extorts sensitive military secrets from Song and, well, you know how it goes.

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