The original broadway
production of "M. Butterfly" by David Henry Hwang
opened on March 20, 1988 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, ran for 777 performances, won the 1988 Tony award
for Best Play and was nominated for the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. See more
Don't you understand how degrading those images are to women? And why do you have to behave this way when he is not even here?
Comrade, in order to better serve the Great Proletarian State, I practice my deception as often as possible. I despise this costume, yet for the sake of our Great Helmsman, I will endure it, along with all the other bourgeois Western perversions.
I'm not convinced that this will be enough to redeem you in the eyes of the Party.
I'm trying my best to become somebody else.