Butterflies are Free

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Butterflies are Free is a play by American playwright, screenwriter, and lyricist Leonard Gershe [1] (1922-2000).

After twelve previews, the Broadway production, directed by Milton Katselas, opened on October 21, 1969 at the Booth Theatre.

Loosely based on the life of attorney Harold Krents, the plot revolves around a Manhattan blind man whose controlling mother disapproves of his relationship with a free-spirited hippie.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1970: Presented by Michael Brooke [at an unknown theatre] directed by Brian Brooke and Petrina Fry, 1970, starring Margaret Fry, Bruce Millar, Jennifer Sinclair-David.

Directed by Ray Tunmer for the Grahamstown Amateur Dramatic Society. Year unknown.

2005: Presented at Liberty Life Theatre on the Square with Duncan Lawson, Clare Marshall ( as the mother), Bianca Jane.


Wikipedia [2].

Material re Michael Brooke production held by NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 7. 66 and [Collection: Theatre programmes]: 2009. 80. 10.

Theatre programme (GADS) held by NELM: [Collection: THEATRE PROGRAMMES]: 2012. 285. 1. 43.

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