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Ray Luedeke's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates
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In Butterfly's Trouble, Trouble, son of Madame Butterfly and Lieutenant Pinkerton - two years old at the end of Puccini's opera - is now a middle-aged and guilt-ridden man. He has returned from the USA, his adopted home, to Nagasaki, Japan, to discover the truth about his mother's death. the date is August 7, 1945 - the day after the atom bomb blast that leveled the city. as he stands in the ruins of his Japanese mother's house, looking at the devastation around him, contemplating suicide, he sees a vision: he has returned to the Spring of 1900, the year before his own birth. as in a dream, the spirits of Butterfly and Pinkerton come to him, and Trouble experiences the beautiful and tragic events that led to his mother's death. In the production, the seven multi-talented ensemble members each serve as musician-actors, weaving together traditions of chamber opera with modern movement theatre; this unique interpretation of the classic and tragic love story includes both spoken word and vocal performances - all presented in english. the gorgeous music is entirely that of Giacomo Puccini.
Book & Lyrics By: Ray Luedeke; Music By: Giacomo Puccini
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