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The spectacular ‘M(anila) Butterfly’

Ibarra C. Mateo   IN the opening scene of the play, Director Kanakan Balintagos swiftly beguiled and bewitched the audience of his own re-imagination, if not reinvention, of Henry David Hwang’s “M Butterfly,” a Jhett Tolentino and Front Row Entertainment-production in Manila. Those who professionally know the-former Aureus Solito and the-now Kanakan Balintagos comprehend that […]

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‘M Butterfly: The great wall of illusion’

Ibarra C. Mateo INTERNATIONALLY awarded film and stage director and playwright Kanakan Balintagos declared that in these era of disinformation, news fabrication, and historical revisionism, it is easy to fall for the story of the Chinese Peking Opera star, Song Liling, who had fooled a French diplomat for 20 years of his/her gender. Balintagos (Auraeus […]