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Wednesday-Friday: "M. Butterfly"

Wednesday-Friday: 'M. Butterfly'

Sept. 6-Oct. 8

Over the summer, Everyman Theatre Founder and Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi met the disgraced French diplomat whose story is the basis for Lancisi's next directorial project—totally by chance. While vacationing in France, Lancisi told the Washington Post, he rode in a tour van whose driver and guide, it turns out, used to drive for Bernard Boursicot. One thing led to another, and Lancisi was invited to Boursicot’s nursing home along with actor Bruce Randolph Nelson, who will play the character inspired by Boursicot, and others from the Everyman team. There, they heard Boursicot’s story firsthand, acquiring a valuable perspective to inform their...