CATS presents M. Butterfly at the Nevada Theatre to a full house

The Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra presented M. Butterfly to a full house at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City last night. The show was well received.

M. Butterfly runs until May 4 at the historic theater. “A tale of love, deceit, and espionage,” as last night’s program noted, adding that is rated “R” for some adult content.

The show received the Tony Award for best play in 1988.  It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1989. This is CATS 25th anniversary production.

“The play is based on a true story,” observes Jeffrey Mason, who is directing the play along with his wife Susan. The Masons were enjoying the performance in the audience last night.

Chinese food appetizers were served to the crowd after last night’s show, a longtime tradition for Saturday’s “opening night.” (The first show was on April 11).

Our Sierra FoodWineArt magazine is glad to be a sponsor of this show, as well as other CATS events. Thanks to CATS for another fine production and thanks for bringing multicultural theatre to the Sierra for 25 years.

In the ’90s the shows included A Thousand Cranes, with Rashomon in 2000 and The Joy Luck Club, as the program handed out to attendees last night noted.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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