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Butterflies Are Free

Aug 16-19 Tues – Fri     
Butterflies Are Free
​ directed by Marty Martello 

Young Don Baker has been blind since birth. He finally decides to move away from his overprotective mother, but when she comes to visit and meets his sexy actress neighbor, hilarity ensues.

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 title was inspired by a passage in Charles Dickens‘ Bleak House: “I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies.”

Lines from the Play

Jill: Boy, I thought I was sloppy!
Don Baker: What do you mean?
Jill: Well, unless you know something I don’t. Like, ashes are good for the table. Is that why you keep dropping them on there?
Don Baker: Have you moved the ashtray?
Jill: It’s right here, what’re ya blind?
Don Baker: Yes.
Jill: What do you mean, yes?
Don Baker: I mean, yes, I’m blind.


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