M. Butterfly author talks about his Phl ties / by David Hwang


Did you know that David Henry Hwang, author of the play M. Butterfly, has deep Philippine connection?

David actually talked about it in an exclusive interview with The STAR arranged by David’s aunt Doreen Yu (this paper’s Associate Editor and editor of the Sunday magazine Starweek) in 2008 when David came to grace the gala premiere of his other play, Golden Child, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) as opening of the Tanghalang Pilipino’s 22nd theater season.

The good news is that David is coming to watch M. Butterfly, according to R.S. Francisco who is reprising his role as Song Liling (with French actor Olivier Borten as leading man) 28 years after it was staged here in 1990, and whose Frontrow Entertainment is co-producing the restaging with Tony/Grammy award-winner Jhett Tolentino at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater in Bonifacio Global City from Sept. 12 to 30.

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