Butterflies are Free
Butterflies are Free is a play by American playwright, screenwriter, and lyricist Leonard Gershe  (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.
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