The perfect woman / by David Hwang


FEATURING MARVELOUS costume pieces by Eric Pineda, Chrysalis is a convergence of seven prominent names in photography: Jun de Leon, Raymund Isaac, Manny Librodo, Mandy Navasero, BJ Pascual, Wig Tysmans, and Patrick Uy. The exhibition—mounted in conjunction with the restaging of David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award-winning play, M. Butterfly—showcases interpretations of the perfect woman as embodied by Song Liling, the Chinese opera singer central to the love story. Chrysalis is a symbolic title, reflecting how the re-staging of Mr. Hwang’s tale has grown and transitioned since it was first staged in the Philippines in 1990.

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