Part of the Brits Off Broadway fest, this wordless adaptation of 'Madam Butterfly' centers on a kite maker who's left alone and isolated. More…
Created, directed, and performed by Ramesh Meyyappan, 'Butterfly' uses a mixture of visual and physical theater styles, kites, and a handcrafted puppet to recount John Luther Long's iconic story. Alone and grief-stricken, Butterfly conjures up an idyllic, imaginary world to counteract her trauma and despair. As she immerses herself in this fantasy land, her beauty begins to fade and her tale takes a further tragic turn.
See it if There's nothing about this show after the first 10 minutes that I would recommend.
Don't see it if You have ever suffered from any kind of abuse, are sensitive to scenes of cruel violence, are expecting a poetic experience as billed.
See it if You're a fan of Madam Butterfly and great puppetry. Slightly confusing, but the inventive storytelling is definitely worth seeing. Original.
Don't see it if You'd rather go to a more upbeat show. You're not able to handle shows that are too out of the box. You're put off by more mature themes.
See it if you like small-scale shows from fringe festivals, you enjoy shows that leave room for your own interpretation and understanding
Don't see it if you want dialogue and clarity, you want a longer more drawn-out show
See it if you are okay with no dialogue, don't mind interpreting the story told by using physical movement, and don't mind darker subject matters
Don't see it if you want a light show. Show has very mature subject matters. Very inappropriate for children even though there is puppetry.
See it if without words the actors are incredibly expressive and the emotion is even more pronounced. The touching reality of human frailty is amazing
Don't see it if you think puppets are just for fun - one puppet here is used for dramatic and emotional effect