INtimately experienced, Puccini’s classic is given new force in a theatre experience that reveals the raw humanity behind its epic score. Conceived and directed by In Series Artistic Director Timothy Nelson, this profoundly arresting new version, stripped of the distancing artifice and exoticism of the original, returns to the structure of the source play that inspired overwhelming music. Performed by two brilliant young casts, one in English and one Italian, audiences can choose how to witness this unique experience of breath-taking opera as intimately dynamic theater. Local composer and pianist Jessica Krash leads the performances. Ancillary events include a panel discussion on race and opera, and how to approach a problematic canon.

Presented by The In Series

Show Type
Running Time
75 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$20 - $45

Discount Tickets Available Discounted tickets available for Students, Seniors, and Patrons Under 35, as well as on TodayTix, Goldstar

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Box Office Phone: 202-204-7763

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 09/05/2019 - 09/22/2019
Sunday 3:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 8:00pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 8:00pm--
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 09/15/2019 - 7:00pm
  • 09/22/2019 - 7:00pm
Performer Role
Elizabeth Mondragon Suzuki
Erik Grendahl Sharpless
Brian Arreola Pinkerton (English)
Nelson Ebo Pinkerton (Italian)
Amanda Palmeira Cio-Cio San (Italian)
Maribeth Diggle Cio-Cio San (English)
Production Personnel
Timothy Nelson
Costume Designer
Donna Breslin
Set Designer
Jonathan Dahm Robertson
Musical Director
Jessica Krash
Lighting Designer
Marianne Meadows
Giacomo Puccini
Timothy Nelson
Adapted By
Timothy Nelson
Adapted From
Madame Butterfly


1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Getting There

  • U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Green/Yellow Lines)


  • Free onsite parking
  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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