The award winning ‘M. Butterfly’ is back for a nationwide tour

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Didn’t catch the 2018 Manila run of M. Butterfly? Good news, because Tony and Grammy award winning producer Jhett Tolentino and Frontrow Entertainment announced a nationwide run of David Henry Hwang‘s masterpiece.

The nationwide run will hold in 6 major cities, including Iloilo, Dumaguete, Cebu, Davao, Manila and Baguio.

Here are the playdates:

ILOILO CITY

VENUE: SM City Iloilo Cinema 6

  • Feb. 14 – Thursday – Opening Night – 7pm
  • Feb. 15 – Friday – 2pm / 7pm
  • Feb. 16 – Saturday – 2pm / 7pm
  • Feb. 17 – Sunday – 2pm / 7pm

DUMAGUETE CITY

VENUE: Luce Auditorium, Silliman University

  • Feb. 28 – Thursday – Opening Night – 7pm
  • Mar. 01 – Friday – 7pm
  • Mar. 02 – Saturday – 2pm / 7pm
  • Mar. 03 – Sunday – 2pm / 7pm

CEBU CITY

VENUE : SM Seaside City Centerstage

  • Mar. 14 – Thursday – Opening Night – 7pm
  • Mar. 15 – Friday – 7pm
  • Mar. 16 – Saturday – 2pm / 7pm
  • Mar. 17 – Sunday – 2pm / 7pm

DAVAO CITY

VENUE: SM Lanang Premier Cinema 6

  • Mar. 28 – Thursday – Opening Night – 7pm
  • Mar. 29 – Friday – 2pm / 7pm
  • Mar. 30 – Saturday – 2pm / 7pm
  • Mar. 31 – Sunday – 2pm / 7pm

MANILA

VENUE: Maybank Performing Arts Theater

  • May 8 – Wednesday – Opening Night – 8pm
  • May 9 – Thursday – 8pm
  • May 10 – Friday – 8pm
  • May 11 – Saturday – 2pm / 8pm
  • May 12 – Sunday – 2pm / 8pm
  • May 15 – Wednesday – 8pm
  • May 16 – Thursday – 8pm
  • May 17 – Friday – 8pm
  • May 18 – Saturday – 2pm / 8pm
  • May 19 – Sunday – 2pm / 8pm

BAGUIO CITY

VENUE: St. Louis University

  • May 30 – Thursday – Opening Night 7pm
  • May 31 – Friday – 7pm
  • Jun. 1 – Saturday – 2pm / 7pm
  • Jun. 2 – Sunday – 2pm / 7pm

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They also included three additional cast including Jasmin Salvo as the opera singer, Jenine Desiderio as Rene Gallimard’s wife Helga, and Aira Igarta as Song Liling.

The tour was first announced during David Henry Hwang‘s theater workshop last September at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater in Bonifacio Global City by actor RS Francisco (Song Liling), Jhett Tolentino, and the M. Butterfly playwright himself, David Henry Hwang.

The nationwide run of M. Butterfly is directed by Kanakan Balintagos (director of Pisay, Busog and Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros). Produced by Jhett Tolentino and Frontrow Entertainment. The play star RS Francisco, Aira IgartaLee O’ BrianNorman McLeodMayen Estañero, Jasmin SalvoMaya EncilaOlivier Borten, and Jenine Desiderio.

For more information, visit the M. Butterfly’s official Facebook page and Instagram account.

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